Kiva Lending Team: Kathleen Smith & Léonidas Tsacas Memorial Fund
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Kathleen Smith (December 25, 1959 - February 16, 2011) was a skilled biologist, who dedicated her life to fighting cancer.
Léonidas Tsacas (Sept. 11 1923 - Oct. 25 2016) was an entomologist, traveling the world to catch Drosophila: fruit flies, an essential model organism for genetics research.
They were both intensely curious and liked to discuss various scientific topics as well as places in the world that they had visited – or wanted to.
The lives of Kathleen and Leonidas also shared a similar trajectory: they were both born abroad – Texas, USA for her, and the Greek island of Samos for him – but they both made their home in Paris in France.
Kiva is open to anyone wishing to join a friendly, international team.
Kathleen Smith (25 dec. 1959 - 16 fév. 2011) était une biologiste avertie qui a dédié sa vie à la lutte contre le cancer.
Léonidas Tsacas (Sept. 11 1923 - Oct. 25 2016) était un entomologiste qui parcourait le monde pour attraper des drosophiles (mouche du vinaigre), espèce modèle dans la recherche en génétique.
Tous les deux étaient d'une nature curieuse et aimaient discuter de divers sujets scientifiques mais aussi des endroits du monde qu'ils avaient visités et ceux où ils aimeraient aller.
Kathleen et Léonidas partage une trajectoire de vie similaire : les deux sont nés à l'étranger (au Texas, USA, pour Kathleen et sur l’île de Samos en Grèce pour Léonidas) et avaient choisi Paris en France pour vivre et/ou travailler.
Cette équipe est ouverte à tous ceux qui souhaite rejoindre une équipe amicale et internationale.
About me : Kathleen was my girlfriend for 10 years, Léonidas my father,
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Maria Nohemy received a loan from 1 team members to purchase materials for the adaptation of the bathroom and facade of her business.
Mary Ann received a loan from 1 team members to build a sanitary toilet.
Zhanyl received a loan from 1 team members to buy clover seeds and cattle, in order to increase her income from breeding livestock.
Luzvisminda received a loan from 1 team members to build a sanitary toilet.
Tunashukuru Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy 50 bags of bulk flour to strengthen her initial supply.
Deevabits Green Energy Ltd received a loan from Rui sell solar products to 12,000 households in rural Kenya with daily incomes under five dollars.
Yonatan received a loan from 1 team members to buy supplies like wood, nails, glue and paint to improve his business.
Sami received a loan from 1 team members to buy more goats to shepherd to make an income and build his future.
Parid received a loan from 1 team members to buy some new appliances for his house so his wife and his mother will find it easier to work with them.
Svetlana received a loan from 1 team members to buy livestock feed to increase her income from breeding livestock.
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