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Causes: Health, International, International Development, Specifically Named Diseases

Mission: 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 31 countries.

Results: 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.

Target demographics: 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: 5,680 women received 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 31 countries since adopting a global mission in 2009.

Programs: 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.

Community Stories

479 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization repairs incontinence caused by prolonged and obstructed labor thereby restoring a woman's dignity and facilitating her return to a normal family life.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization that helps women restore their lives. I learned about this medical condition in a NYT article that mentioned the Fistula Foundation, and I found my way to their website. I knew immediately that I wanted to help. I love the updates they send about how our contributions are making a difference. I will continue to donate to this great foundation!

HopeforFistulas

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm a Fistula survivor and am working on self-growth after suffering in silence for 5 years. The Fistula Foundation is an amazing Nonprofit and I hope to empower women one day and be able to donate more and get the courage to own my journey. This is a mentally debilitating problem for women and I thank the organization for spreading the word and bringing awareness to Fistulas.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating for years. I really love their mission, and believe they make a difference in the lives of women world wide.

Donor

Rating: 5

I strongly recommend this organisation which is doing invaluable and transformative work helping women who have endured the physical and psychological agony of an obstetrical fistula. There is transparency of administration and funds are used responsibly. They keep me updated by email on monthly developments and share individual stories that put faces to those suffering from this condition. I am pleased to support this charity with a monthly donation and encourage others to do so. Every dollar has a very direct impact on a woman's life in multiple ways.

Donor

Rating: 5

Touched by a story in NY Times some years ago about the fantastic work this organization does for women in dire need.Have contributed regular small donations to help the cause.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have so much respect for Fistula Foundation and the life changing work they do. As a long time donor and supporter I am 100% confident that my donations are actually making an impact and being used appropriately and effectively.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a superb agency dealing with such a serious and under-recognized problem. Worthy of support!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been supporting the Fistila Foundation for nearly 10 years. Their cause is worthy, their impact is verifiable and they keep overhead and fundraising expenses to a minimum so money can be dedicated to helping women prevent and treat this imminently treatable malady.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been giving enough money for one surgery every year in honor of my mother on Mother's Day ever since Nicholas Kristof first suggested the idea in the NewYork Times. I have followed the organization's work closely and am always impressed. Each of these surgeries gives a woman back her dignity and her life. It is hard to imagine a better way to spend your money!!!!!!! Once you know about the Fistula Foundation's work, it is hard to turn away from the opportunity to help.