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1900 The Alameda
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Target demographics: more than half a million women worldwide who currently suffer from the childbirth injury obstetric fistula, which renders a woman incontinent until she can receive a reparative surgery, like those our donors help us fund.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,919 women receive free, safe fistula repair surgeries. We also helped our partners at 38 sites in 19 countries by funding medical equipment and supplies, by funding surgeon training to expand the pool of surgeons who are able to perform more complex repairs, and by working with our partners to increase patient access to care.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Become a Fistula Foundation Circle of Friends Ambassador. Do you feel others should hear more about these women whose lives are devastated by fistula? You can be their voice. Our popular Circle of Friends program is designed for people like you who want to do something more. Bring YOUR circle of friends together and make a difference. It's that simple. Help others in your community learn about our global work and efforts to restore dignity, one woman at a time. And why not have fun while you're at it? Invite your friends, colleagues and neighbors to a fundraising or informational event such as a video screening or evening out featuring stimulating discussion. For more information, please visit our website.

Geographic areas served: 19 countries throughout Africa and Asia

Programs: obstetric fistula repair surgeries, patient identification, education and transportation, the training of obstetric fistula surgeons, and providing supplies and equipment to partners when needed to ensure that surgeries are conducted in as safe an environment as possible.

Mission:
We are dedicated to raising awareness of and funding for fistula treatment worldwide to help end the suffering caused by obstetric fistula.
Results:
Fistula Foundation is the largest private charitable foundation not accepting government funding supporting fistula treatment globally. Wherever possible, we work to empower dedicated local doctors in developing countries. We fund fistula surgery, surgeon training, the building of hospitals and operating rooms that are dedicated to fistula surgery, as well as “mobile” care clinics in rural regions of the world where no hospitals exist.

Would you like to know more? The real heroes are the partner organizations, the surgeons and the patients. All around the world, miracles are happening for young women living places like Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

We invite you to take a moment now to visit our website and to learn how our donors' dollars are being put to work. Learn about the challenges of healing women in war zones and meet dedicated local surgeons who work every day to treat women who are suffering.

Why wait? Take the journey with us right now. Let it inform you, and perhaps deepen your own life and perspective.

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11/29/13
Giving a fellow human being back their dignity and life! What better use is there for one's resources? Please give what you can afford. Such critically important work... more »
11/28/13
We are focused on understanding and helping in some way to improve the tragic lives women in developing countries face day to day. The Fistula Foundation is our favorite non-profit within this venue as they not only help support other non-profits doing similar work, but keep their overhead, as a ... more »
11/01/13
Hi I decided to use running a half marathon as a means of raising money for the Foundation after I heard about the dire situations women can find themselves in - due to something that can so easily be fixed. I was really pleased at the response I got from friends and colleagues. It made it all ... more »
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Become a Fistula Foundation Circle of Friends Ambassador. Do you feel others should hear more about these women whose lives are devastated by fistula? You can be their voice. Our popular Circle of Friends program is designed for people like you who want to do something more. Bring YOUR circle of friends together and make a difference. It's that simple. Help others in your community learn about our global work and efforts to restore dignity, one woman at a time. And why not have fun while you're at it? Invite your friends, colleagues and neighbors to a fundraising or informational event such as a video screening or evening out featuring stimulating discussion. For more information, please visit our website. Volunteer

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