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THE STORY:

Women in the most remote corners of the world are giving birth at home, alone. If a woman’s labor becomes obstructed, she has almost no way of seeking medical intervention and she will likely lose her baby. If she survives labor, she is too often subjected to another horror: the injury known as obstetric fistula, which will render her incontinent, leaking wastes.

Left untreated, a fistula can ruin a woman’s life: a woman with fistula is often left by her husband, ostracized by her community and left to fend for herself because others cannot stand her smell. However, when she has access to a $450 fistula repair, a woman’s life is transformed; she no longer has to suffer the shame and embarrassment caused by her incontinence and she can resume living a healthy and productive life.

The Fistula Foundation believes that no woman should suffer a life of isolation and misery simply for trying to bring a child into the world. That's why we are dedicated to raising awareness of and funding for fistula repair, prevention, and educational programs throughout 19 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, to help end the suffering caused by obstetric fistula. 

We fund more fistula repair surgeries worldwide than any other nonprofit not receiving government funding. Based in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the foundation is honored to have received seven consecutive 4-Star ratings from Charity Navigator; only 2 percent of charities have received this designation.

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To This Fundraiser

$43,454

MONEY RAISED
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  • lonna

    $30

  • Brenda Berger

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

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    $30

  • Susan R.S. Miller

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

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    $25

  • Susan Wilson

    $100

  • Brenda Pomerance

    $25

  • vanessa comola

    $50

  • Kate Nelson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Wendy Coblentz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Carla

    $25

  • for Jesus Christ

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $11

  • Carolina Marie

     

  • Malvina Weiss

    $10

  • Charles Bresler & Diana Schott

    $2,000

  • Susie Budd

    $60

  • Cheryl Scott

    $500

  • Charles Bresler

    $2,000

  • Nicky Fritz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mariana Picado

    $25

  • Jeannine Schrantz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Double Chai

    $36

  • Victoria Boyne

    $25

  • Ron Geiger

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Peta Noble

    $100

  • anne emmet

    $2,000

  • EWA

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Betty Seeley

    $25

  • Paul Blum and Alison Zak

    $25

  • Nicole Spruill

    $100

  • Anja Ehrecke

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Adrienne Carlisle

    $20

  • Monica Keane and Mike Rekruciak

    $50

  • Charla Brown

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Linea S

    $25

  • Doris

    $100

  • Anne

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Wendy Tremblay

    $25

  • Cindy & Jack Lronard

     

  • Barbara Brachtl

    $500

  • Barbara Coughlin

    $100

  • Darlene Leifson

     

  • Lynn Speroff

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Donna Kriesel

    $25

  • Kirsten Hort

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Donna D. Reyburn

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Holly Link

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Nila Voss

    $50

  • Victoria A Adams

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Gail Rawlings

    $25

  • Cristina Williams

    $10

  • Donna Tuma

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Lesley Meyer

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Alexandra Goldelman

    $100

  • Carol Ingells

    $25

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  • Anonymous

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  • Catherine Julian

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Roberta

    $20

  • In Memory of Dell

    $500

  • Bama Doc

     

  • Karen Kaczmar

    $50

  • David Jones

    $20

  • Jay Sears

    $10,000

  • Debbie McLeod

    $10,000

  • M Carberry

    $25

  • Hebron book club

    $30

  • Yvonne Roussel

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kathleen Ochoa

    $25

  • Jackie

    $100

  • Anne's Stuart Barrett

    $100

  • Liza and Woody

    $150

  • Michael Overeem

    $385

  • In honor of my mother

    $20

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The Team: $43,454 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

The Fistula Foundation

Amount Raised:

$35,253

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Charles Bresler

Amount Raised:

$4,000

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Lindsay Phillips

Amount Raised:

$1,495

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Rachel Prince

Amount Raised:

$835

 

84% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Michael Overeem

Amount Raised:

$385

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Anne Emmet

Amount Raised:

$350

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Cherylann Anthony

Amount Raised:

$0

Donor Comments

In honor of my mother

In honor of my mother

DONATION: $20

In honor of my mom 1 month ago

Michael Overeem

Michael Overeem

DONATION: $385

In Memory of my mother -- Mary Overeem, who recently joined other dearly departed women of influence in my life -- Helen Meinholdt, Aunt Stella, Aunt Helen, Aunt Cork, Grandma Stempkowski, Grandma Morgan, Grandma Overeem, Mrs. Susan Guthrie, et al. They all contributed to positively influence me to become a better man, to hold and to cherish progressive ideals, and to remain a liberal thinker who wants to believe he respects the rights and dignity of women everywhere. 5 months ago

Liza and Woody

Liza and Woody

DONATION: $150

10 months ago

Anne's Stuart Barrett

Anne's Stuart Barrett

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Jackie

Jackie

DONATION: $100

10 months ago