My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Worldwide Fistula Fund Inc, Schaumburg, IL, USA
Before encountering WFF, I don't believe I had heard of obstetric fistula, and if I had, I was not knowledgeable about it. But after learning about WFF's mission, I had a new awareness of the suffering that women can experience as a result of it and other childbirth injuries. It's a suffering that encompasses the physical, mental, social, and emotional--and WFF's holistic approach seeks to heal women in all of those regards. I find this to be one of the most powerful aspects of WFF's identity as a nonprofit.
This past year I had the opportunity to contribute to one of WFF's initiatives for helping women get back on their feet post-surgery: making a donation in the form of purchasing survivor-made goods. At this time I met WFF’s marketing team, whose work importantly involves bringing the stories of survivors to those of us an ocean away. WFF not only crucially informs us of the devastation in the lives of women with childbirth injuries, but they also spread the joy that can blossom as the result of life-changing treatment and rehabilitation.
I am in awe of the strength of the women WFF serves and inspired by those at WFF working to make that service possible.