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We loan because...
This team was founded after some members were profoundly touched by the documentary - "A Walk to Beautiful" - which can now be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w-fOmovijc.

The 9 min video "Fistula Pilgrims" tells the story of Telanish, a young girl in Ethiopia who was married at 10, pregnant at 11 and gave birth to a stillborn child at 12. As a result of a long and obstructed labour, she has a fistula and is left incontinent, an outcast from her community: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K7BLR6MQ0E

"From Despair to Dignity" is a short but powerful 5 minute video: www.yaninamanolova.com/fistula/index.html

Some of our team members have visited the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa in Sept 2010. You can find the photos of our trip here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1498836905487.2071607.1071085140&type=1&l=37cf97fe75

About us
We make Kiva loans in recognition of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital and its supporters worldwide, which fight to correct a childbirth injury that can leave a young woman incontinent, leaking wastes, scorned and ostracized. A $450 surgical repair usually solves the problem and restores their lives. For more information, please check out the pages of the different global partners and donors of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital:

Japan: english.fistula-japan.org
Netherlands: www.fistulahospital.nl
New Zealand: www.hamlinfistula.org.nz
Sweden: www.fistulasjukhuset.se
Switzerland: www.womenshope.ch
UK: www.hamlinfistulauk.org
USA: www.hamlinfistulausa.org; www.fistulafoundation.org

Search the web and do your online shopping through iGive to help us raise more funds for fistula patients: www.iGive.com/fight-fistulas.

Help us raise some funds for free for women suffering from fistulas by clicking once a day on the following link. Thanks! tinyurl.com/fight-fistula2

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  • Julie
    Philippines
    Julie received a loan from Khy to buy feed and vitamins for her pigs.
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  • Irma Esperanza
    El Salvador
    Irma Esperanza received a loan from Camille to buy skirts, dresses, shirts, suits, and underwear for both sexes.
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    El Salvador
    Reina Elizabeth received a loan from 2 team members to buy a building materials, chairs, tables to add a Pupuseria (snack bar) so she can have better income at home.
    Tatiana jan & john
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    Kosovo
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    Kenya
    Samuel received a loan from 1 team members to buy assorted stock for the shop, e.g., sugar, washing detergents, and packets of sweets for sale.
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    Pakistan
    Sobia received a loan from Keri to buy packs of biscuits, tea whiteners, sweets and beverages.
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  • Nestor
    Mexico
    Nestor received a loan from Christiane to buy construction materials to build a house.
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  • Violet
    Kenya
    Violet received a loan from Antonia to purchase rolls of different tailoring cloth.
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    Kenya
    Saida received a loan from Penny purchase green vegetables, two crates of tomatoes and onions.
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  • Barize
    Albania
    Barize received a loan from Kate to buy pesticides for her plants.
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    Bolivia
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