The Fistula Foundation
Rating: 4.96 stars 489 489 reviews
1922 The Alameda Suite 302 San Jose CA 95126 USA
Fistula Foundation works to heal women suffering from obstetric fistula by funding treatment, surgeon training, and medical equipment. To date, we have funded fistula treatment in 28 countries.
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.
the one 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:
4,511 women receive free, safe fistula repair surgeries. We also helped our partners throughout Africa and Asia 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.
Geographic areas served:
countries throughout Africa and Asia, having funded fistula treatment in 30 countries since adopting a global mission in 2009.
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.
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I'm to support this charity as a practical way of making a life-changing difference to women in a situation I would never be in thanks to having been born in a country where fully funded public health services are the norm.
I'm proud of the life-changing work The Fistula Foundation accomplishes with our donations.
so important to help women who are in such pain - ill, abandoned...
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The Fistula Foundation has been a good steward . They have been consistent with ensuring the women in need (who are many) receive the most value for the amount of donations received. Money is not wasted in administration fees. I sleep well at night knowing my meager donation will make a difference.
Wonderful staff and excellent communication with donors. I appreciate the transparency and integrity with which this charity is run.
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I have supported this organization for some years now. I think the work they do is phenomenal. I am proud to be involved with what they do, even if it is in a small way. I like the fact that any money I give is used for their work with women and not spent on administration. I hope they continue to flourish and are supported well, especially by women like myself who have been lucky enough to have healthy childbirths, healthy babies and healthy grandchildren.
I have donated to The Fistula Foundation over the years, and they have done a remarkable job of sharing with me where the dollars go, how it is used, and the how it changes the lives of the women they help. It is pleasure to know that my money goes directly to improving the quality of life for women in need of obstetric care.
Tragically fistulas leave women, often young girls, in a state of constant foul odor. The Fistula Society provides operations that allow outcast women to be welcomed back to their families and communities.
I was moved to donate years ago when the organization was featured on the Oprah show. These are phenomenal people doing extraordinary work that changes lives.
This is a brilliant and loving group of people, who save thousands of lives and help many more thousands get back to actually have a life. And they do it almost undercover. They're not high profile, but they make every cent count and multiply its value with love. Love The Fistula Foundation's work.