Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury that is treatable and preventable but still impacts more than 2 million women worldwide! Mostly women living in rural villages in sub-saharan African. They are slipping through the cracks of global health funding and they need our support to be found, get surgery and social emotional support. For every woman with fistula who receives surgery to repair her fistula, at least 50 women go without treatment. We can change this, one woman at a time.
“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.