Kiva Lending Team: Kathleen Smith & Léonidas Tsacas Memorial Fund
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we help people help themselves.
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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Abizeranye Tcb Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy more sorghum.
Livema received a loan from 1 team members to buy a new fibre glass fishing boat and other fishing tackle.
Sabira received a loan from 1 team members to buy some cattle and increase her income from cattle breeding.
Jean Bosco received a loan from 1 team members to buy more used clothes to sell.
Luis Manuel received a loan from 1 team members to purchase pigs to sell.
David De Jesus received a loan from 1 team members to buy multipurpose items, sweaters, accessories made of steel (necklaces, earrings, chains, bracelets, anklets), kitchen towels and personal use items.
'emeline received a loan from 1 team members to buy crop seeds as well as vegetable seeds and also help with their house renovation.
Karisimbi Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy wholesale corn flour, oil, sugar, Omo detergent, and more to strengthen her capital.
Wejdan received a loan from 1 team members to buy more tools and equipment for her landscaping business.
Dumitru received a loan from 1 team members to repair the interior of the house to improve living conditions.
Josephine received a loan from 1 team members to buy farm inputs such as seeds and quality fertilizers to produce a good harvest, which will support her children and improve her living conditions.
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