The Fistula Foundation

 

Fistula Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to ending the suffering caused by obstetric fistula, one of the most disempowering afflictions among women.

This childbirth injury is caused by prolonged, obstructed labor, leaving the mother incontinent.

They are outcasts, abandoned by their families and forced to live a desperate, solitary life.

Anywhere women without access to high quality emergency obstetric care, there will be a prevalence of fistulas. Africa has the highest incidence with Asia has a high frequency of fistulas as well.

The even greater tragedy is that there is a surgery to cure fistula that is relatively inexpensive($450).

It is estimated that one million are suffering with this

horrible condition in Africa and Asia. Only 20,000 women each year find the cure and restoration to normal lives. In 2015, 5048 women were transformed by surgery funded by Fistula Foundation.