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Review for Worldwide Fistula Fund Inc, Schaumburg, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Imagine this was your village, your home--the only one you have ever known, but you are no longer welcome here because of a devastating injury during childbirth that left you unable to control the flow of urine or feces. The surgical treatments and follow up care made possible by WFF allows these unfortunate women to return to their homes and to a normal life. Through the rehabilitation and training programs after surgery, the women return stronger and able to support themselves and actively contribute to the community. These women also become advocates to help others seek treatment and care, paying it forward for what they have received. I have traveled to Uganda to meet the survivors and community members and hear their stories. I have seen the goat dairy and the textiles created by survivors who were able to return--I am in awe of the resilience and dedication of everyone working on behalf of the elimination of fistula and childbirth injury. WFF makes a difference.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Worldwide Fistula Fund Inc, Schaumburg, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

WFF is an organization that directly addresses an unmet medical need through the offering of services, patient and community education, and by raising awareness of preventable devistating injury associated with childbirth. Every dollor raised directly supports the efforts to improve the lives of women who suffer from these conditions in west Africa. To learn more about the impact of childbirth injury, and obstetric fistual in particular, I recommend Tears for My Sisters, a book by the WFF founder L. Lewis Wall.

Role:  Board Member
WFFund (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for sharing your experience with WFF and for helping to lead this organization!