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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.

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    Philippines
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    Philippines
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