I am honored to support One By One as I feel their work is a critical component in educating and raising awareness about obstetric fistula on a global level. Beyond awareness, their dedication to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation shows how truly devoted the organization is to not only their mission, but to guiding each individual woman to sustainable health. I hope you will join me in contributing to this worthy cause.
“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.