Transportation for Fistula Patient

Gives transportation for 1 fistula patient
Gift Description:
$20 provides transportation for one woman in need of fistula treatment. An obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labor, leaving a woman incontinent of urine or feces or both. Obstetric fistula most commonly occurs among women who live in undeveloped countries, who give birth without any access to medical help. A woman with fistula is too often rejected by her husband and pushed out of her village due to her foul smell. Of the one million women suffer from obstetric fistula, fewer than 20,000 are treated each year. This program plays a vital role in helping more women receive obstetric fistula treatment.
Area Served:
Africa, Asia
Gift Provided By:
The Fistula Foundation
San Jose, CA
The Fistula Foundation is dedicated to ending the suffering caused by the childbirth injury of obstetric fistula. We believe that no woman should have to suffer a life of shame and isolation for trying to bring a child into the world. The foundation has now supported fistula treatment in 29 countries at sites on two continents, Africa and Asia, funding more obstetric fistula surgeries globally than any other organization in the world that is not taking government funding.

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