I had no idea this was a problem still (in the 21st century). We can and must do better for women worldwide who are physically impacted by childbirth, especially when the solution is relatively simple.
This is a great organization helping women affected by fistula in the developing world to get their lives back.
This organization works very hard to make sure every penny goes to proper & right use; they don't waste hard-working people's donation dollars on excess advertising & a bunch of percs & bonuses given out to president, board members, etc. Unlike the HSUS, the American Cancer Society and many others, the Fistula Foundation isn't missing any "misplaced" donation money. You can rest assured your donations go towards helping & healing the way they're supposed to. The Fistula Foundation isn't nearly as well-known as many other organizations which is a shame since they're one of the best ways your donations can truly make a real difference in the lives of all the people they help.
The critical services provided by the Fistula Foundation are premier in type and quality. The all-encompassing implications of women suffering with fistula-related health issues cannot be understated. The Fistula Foundation provides a global voice and specialized care for those who would otherwise be forgotten, neglected and/or ostracized. I utilize Facebook and other public media to share The Fistula Foundation's work. In addition, I confidently include The Fistula Foundation in my yearly giving budget, assured (via their monthly newsletters) that their unique efforts (in collaboration with other humanitarian organizations) are of priceless value to the physical, social and spiritual well-being of the strong and valuable ladies for whom they provide care. Thank you to The Fistula Foundation and it's original founders for seeing such a distinctive need and for providing even more distinctive care.
The Fistula Foundation serves a community of women who would otherwise remain forgotten, neglected and suffering. I heard about this foundation through "Half the Sky" and was amazed (and saddened) that I had never before heard of such severe conditions surrounding the lives, community and health of these precious and deserving females. May the Fistula Foundation grow in support and effecacy so that the number of women enduring such experiences diminishes to non-existance.
I have made monthly contributions to the Fistula Foundation for a number of years. Before signing up I researched the Foundation and found its ratings superb. I have not been disappointed, and feel the foundation is beyond superb. I say this not only because the work they do is so important and critical to relieve women's suffering, but also because the management of the Fistula Foundation is beyond reproach. A year ago I received a pleasant surprise from the Foundation. It was a beautiful certificate saying that my contributions had added up to payment for surgery for a woman in their care.
I first learned of this nonprofit through a PBS documentary and was absolutely amazed at the wonderful work they do and the life-saving services they provide. I immediately posted a link on my own website urging people to visit their site and donate whatever they can (every little bit helps) to this most worthy organization.
I have donated to The Fistula Foundation a couple of times. I really love this cause,and feel like it makes a huge difference in many young girls and women's lives. I love all the updates that are sent and really wish I had more to donate. This is a wonderful cause, fantastic group of individuals who are making a difference.
The Fistula Foundation gives care, relief and renewal to women who would otherwise suffer social/cultural stigmatization and lifelong physical suffering from this treatable condition. I learned about the foundation when I was researching non-profits that helped underserved women. I continue donating to Fistula Foundation because I know that my giving is directly relieving the suffering of other women and because my dollars are being spent wisely.
Years ago I saw the plight of those poor women on Oprah Show and was so very moved, My wife and I donate every month to this wonderful foundation, We believe it is so very worthy of all our support to make better lives for those suffering women.
I don't know any other cause that so tears at your heart. Can you imagine that the experience that should be one of the most joyful in your life turns into a horror. Dead baby, ruined elimination, ostracism from your family and friends. Yes, this tragedy could be avoided if society would change, but in the meantime, the fistula foundation is redeeming the lives of so many women. And the need is still overwhelming. These are such dedicated and responsible people. I totally support their efforts. This is the only charity outside my church that I support. God bless!
These women with fistula tear my heart out. So ostracized and shamed for something that is not their fault. See "Walk to Beautiful". Although we would hope that this problem could be eradicated some day just by better maternity care and better treatment of women, nevertheless in the meanwhile I cannot think of any cause so worthy. Thank God this foundation is reaching out to these women in such need.