My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Fistula Foundation, San Jose, CA, USA
I heard about the Fistula Foundation from the Oprah show. I started donating in 2004. This was before I had children. SInce I started donating I have had 3 children. All of my children were born in hospitals with the convienence of modern medicine. I had complications with each birth that make me wonder if I too would have ended up with a stillborn child and/or obstetrical fistula.
I think about these women who have suffered with the loss of their child as well as becoming a social outcast. I can not begin to imagine their pain. I think about all of the men and women that give their lives working in the surgery centers. It brings tears to my eyes to think of the sufferings and blessings of them all. This has to be God's work. I donate to several orgaizations, but the Fistula Foundation is by far my favorite. I make payments every month, to total the cost of 1 surgery per year. I like to know that with every passing year I have helped another young woman. It is also amazing to me that not only are these women healed, but they are set up with new clothes, with a new purse and instructions to come back with any future pregnancy for a safer delivery.
One year I lost my job and had to cancel my donations for a short period until I could get back on my feet. When I called the other organizations I donate to, the calls were sterile, unremarkable. When I called the Fistual Foundation, a phonecall I will never forget, the operator thanked me for all of my donations and wished me the best finding a new job. It was like speaking with a dear friend
Bottom line, this foundation is a rewarding way to help others.