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Drew Arenth
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Raised: $325 | Target: $5,000 | Left: $4,675

  • Contributions$325
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Obstetric Fistulas are 100% preventable. It is all but eradicated in the developed world, but still rampant in developing nations. It is the hope, and the very direct impact of intervention that excites me about this problem. There are lines of women waiting for your donation. The infrastructure is established, your money goes directly to surgery.
             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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