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Review for The Fistula Foundation, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 2004 my wife taped the Oprah show that related women's issues around the globe. As a high school social studies (World Cultures) teacher I used that infomation to educate myself and my students about the horrific conditions that many women of the world face. The fistula blight and it's terrible toll is one that breaks my heart. To see the great work of the Fistula Foundation and to be able to partner with them in this effort is truly a blessing. As a young person I grew up in churches that told stories of Lazarus, resurrections, and "being born again." As an adult I can think of few ways better to make these stories real and contemporary than to assist these women in getting their lives whole and be literally brought back from a living death. I am humbled to help.

I have also been greatly impacted by the book "Half the Sky." It too tells of the tremendous suffering that the women of the world endure. The Fistula Foundation and it's life saving work is highlighted by Kristof and WuDunn.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

My wife and I have raised 3 boys and 3 girls and have had the good fortune of living in the US with access to great health and maternal care. How can I not give to those who were not given the same chance and oppurtunity for healthy families?

Why did you make your donation at this time?

It is the least I can do for those that can be considered "the Least among us."

What would you tell others about this organization?

Join the Fistula Foundation and see lives made whole through this simple yet dramatic life (and I believe eternity) altering operation.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Donor & Besides giving monthly since 2004 and teaching about health issues in class my students and I are starting the NMHS E.G.G. company - Effecting Girls Globally...to educate and motivate other students to come to the aid of their sisters across the world. .