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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Dalia Roberta received a loan from Stephane to buy pants for women and men, a variety of blouses, and skirts.
Julie received a loan from Stephane to buy grocery items such as toiletries, powdered drinks, candies, biscuits, soft drinks and rice; other part of her loan will be used to buy fishing gears.
Jennifer received a loan from Stephane to pay for grocery items (for her grocery store), and fruits, veggies, pork and fish to sell outside her variety store.
Nenita received a loan from Stephane to buy pork meat, chicken meat, vegetables and spices needed for her cooked food.
Michael received a loan from Stephane to buy one head of fattening pigs to sell his meat to the customers.
Leoniza received a loan from Stephane to buy more quantities of toiletries, rice, soda, chips, canned goods, charcoal and other grocery items.
Izidra Joaquim received a loan from Marc to start a business as a Zoona mobile money transfer agent so that she can provide financial services to her community.
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