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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=OCN7HnE-hjk.

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.youtube.com/watch?v=5hnBVb1e2m0

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:
Australia: hamlin.org.au/
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.

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  • Mwenda Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Mwenda Group received a loan from Pearl to buy beans, potatoes, rice, and oils.
    Pearl
  • Elizabeth
    Kenya
    Elizabeth received a loan from Penny to buy fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
    Penny
  • Metrine's Group
    Kenya
    Metrine's Group received a loan from Celine and Jennifer to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.
    Celine and Jennifer
  • Bernard's Group
    Kenya
    Bernard's Group received a loan from Edie to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.
    Edie
  • José
    Nicaragua
    José received a loan from Franziska to buy an 80 watt solar energy system, with 8 lights and accessories to be installed at his farm.
    Franziska
  • Essofa
    Togo
    Essofa received a loan from Kate to purchase 20 video players and 10 decoders.
    Kate
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  • Everline's Group
    Kenya
    Everline's Group received a loan from Alan to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.
    Alan
  • Sanaa
    Egypt
    Sanaa received a loan from Deda to buy raisins, coconuts, dates, and juices.
    Deda
  • Samath
    Cambodia
    Samath received a loan from Kirsten to provide working capital for her business to buy bean seeds, fertilizer, and gasoline.
    Kirsten
  • Ntozimnandi Group
    Lesotho
    Ntozimnandi Group received a loan from Kate to pay for an ACE 1 clean cookstove, which helps people financially in terms of time management, and with their health.
    Kate

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