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One By One 2017 Fistula Surgery Fund

Fundraising global stats: 21% left

Amount raised: $15,798

Amount left: $4,202

             Immaculate became pregnant at the age of 15 and successfully delivered a son after a difficult labor at home that lasted three days, leaving her with a fistula. After five years of loneliness and ridicule for her condition, Immaculate left home with her son to live with a childhood friend. At the age of 21 she was referred for fistula treatment to One By One's Uganda partner -- TERREWODE. Following a successful repair, she completed advanced tailoring training through the TERREWODE Women's Economic Empowerment and Self-Reliance Reintegration Centre. Now 22 years old, Immaculate proudly calls herself a fashion designer.
 
“My family now respects me,” Immaculate says. Based on her tenacity and the garments she makes, her future in the industry is bright. When asked whether she wants to get married she says, “To talk of marriage, I don’t feel like getting married at this time. I would like first to achieve my goal, because without, I can’t make it.”
 
Between now and the end of the year, we plan to raise $150,000 to fund outreach, surgical treatment and residential reintegration for 235 women & girls living with obstetric fistula in rural areas of Uganda. With your help through this online campaign, we hope to raise the funds for at least 36 of these women by #GivingTuesday on November 28.
   Recent Activity
Emily Easton donated $50 on 1/2/2018
Conni Clarke donated $150 on 1/1/2018
Diana Koala donated $50 on 12/31/2017
Kristin Tolly donated $100 on 12/30/2017
Samantha Woodman donated $50 on 12/30/2017
Andrew Seaver donated $200 on 12/30/2017
Deborah K Pattin donated $10 on 12/30/2017
Wish I could give more. This is a very worthy cause.
The Kuhlmann Family donated $200 on 12/29/2017
Chris Johnson donated $200 on 12/29/2017
George and Carol Butler donated $250 on 12/29/2017
Helene Emsellem, MD donated $540 on 12/29/2017
Keep up the amazing good work!
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Suzanne & Ian Cohen donated $100 on 12/21/2017
Nancy Brown donated $300 on 12/20/2017
Barbara Bergmann and Bruce Morris donated $50 on 12/20/2017
Louise Fowler donated $100 on 12/20/2017
James B donated $200 on 12/17/2017
Anne F donated $100 on 12/17/2017
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Giorgio Pompei donated $250 on 12/16/2017
Michael and Aimee Brown donated $200 on 12/14/2017
Kate B donated $40 on 12/11/2017