One By One
June 26, 2010
I began my involvement with One By One as a volunteer five years ago after finding out about the devastating condition of obstetric fistula. One By One was founded by two passionate individuals who wanted to shine a light on this horrible, but preventable and treatable injury. We now work with partners here and in the developing world to support both treatment of women who have this condition as well as prevention efforts in order to eradicate obstetric fistula--as it was eradicated in the United States over a century ago.
One By One began by supporting repair surgeries for women with fistula; now we have grown to support a more comprehensive approach toward treatment and prevention. The ability of One By One's staff and board to work collaboratively with other organizations and their attention to the real needs of our grantees gives us the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women and girls who suffer needlessly from this condition.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing the passion, commitment, and persistence of the founders, staff,volunteers, and board members. These qualities have enabled the organization to form long term relationships both with grantees and partners which are essential to support and success
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & I began as a volunteer who helped to spread the word of this condition through school and community presentations, and then chose to become more involved in One By One by joining their board.