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.
“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.