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One By One 2017 Fistula Surgery Fund

Fundraising global stats: 71% left

Amount raised: $5,803

Amount left: $14,197

             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.
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Mollie Huppert donated $25 on 11/22/2017
Sarah Hamm Rush donated $50 on 11/21/2017
Thanks for doing such great work for an important cause!
Alicia Stedman donated $100 on 11/21/2017
Mike Yamamoto donated $250 on 11/21/2017
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Fred & Maggie Bahnson donated $100 on 11/19/2017
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Jordan Berger donated $50 on 11/19/2017
Marty donated $100 on 11/19/2017
Joan Tilney donated $250 on 11/19/2017
I hope everyone Kathleen contacted will contribute to this very needy cause. It comes at Thanksgiving, such an appropriate time to give.
Becky donated $100 on 11/19/2017
Katherine E Linich donated $50 on 11/18/2017
Jonell and Greg Tibbitts donated $250 on 11/18/2017
Thank you - this is such an important cause, we appreciate the opportunity to help! Good luck to all!
Lori S donated $50 on 11/17/2017
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Tracy Hasenkamp donated $50 on 11/16/2017
Thanks for doing such great work, Julie!
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Thanks for your important work, Julie!
Emily A donated $25 on 11/15/2017