October 31, 2016
Love is more than a feeling. Love demands action. It is now time to act!
Freedom from Fistula Foundation helps women and girls who are punished in their communities for trying to bring a child into the world.
Fistula, the most devastating of childbirth injuries is disastrous to the mothers it affects. Due to an obstructed labor and lack of access to maternal healthcare, these women and girls have suffered substantially, often without a voice to stand up for their right to a dignified life. They have not felt love in years. They have been told they are a burden to their community because they are too smelly to work and are in too much pain from sores and infections to be able to contribute to the daily needs of a family.
FFFF finds these girls and women and lovingly embraces them, giving them free healthcare and a free surgery that will turn their lives around.
It is through the love and commitment of our founder that 100% of all donations go directly to the projects.
Once they've been healed of their fistula, FFFF helps restore them and opens doors to being a women ready to be loved, have children and enable them to work once again or go to school.
We care deeply about every woman and girl we serve. We want them to have a life full of purpose and love. We want them to know that they are loved and are special. They deserve dignity. They deserve to feel loved and needed.
When the women and girls leave our fistula care centers, dry and healthy, we have a celebration ceremony. We celebrate their new beginning, full of possibilities previously denied them. This is often the most direct display of love they have ever had.
Our goal and mission is to heal as many women and girls in Africa with fistula, as we possibly can. Our mission is one of love. We believe we can help eradicate this debilitating condition by training midwives and so providing better maternal healthcare to rural areas with few resources.
By empowering women and girls who have had surgery and are healed, we see their compassion for other girls and women. They often become ambassadors for the cause and find other women and girls who need the love and attention they have received. They help us find more patients and they become a voice for their fellow women who are suffering. Through their commitment to help others they are raising awareness in their communities, breaking the taboos associated with this cruel condition.
That is love in action.