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March 05, 2017

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Gemma Challis, Amanda Rowe

THE STORY:

Welcome to our fundraising page!

In March 2017 we will be travelling to Nepal on a self-funded trek to the remote Annapurna Region. The 6-day trek will take us 8,200 feet into the Himalayas and will certainly be an epic challenge. 

We are climbing for The Fistula Foundation, a charity that provides specialist care and support for women suffering with a horrific childbirth injury called Obstetric Fistula, caused by prolonged obstructed labour. 

Obstetric Fistula is preventable and treatable - the fact it exists at all represents the ultimate failure of maternal health care to the poorest women and girls in the world. 

Heartbreakingly, more than 2 million of the poorest women in the world endure a long and painful labor (sometimes lasting up to 7 days) only to wake up to the horror of incontinence, or worse, the double sorrow of also losing her baby.

If that isn't devastating enough, because of the smell these women are often abandoned by their husbands, ostracized by their family and village, and left to live the rest of their lives alone and ashamed. 

In Nepal, where maternal mortality rate is among the highest in the world, there are estimated to be thousands of women suffering needlessly. With surgery, women can go on to live normal productive lives. 

One surgery costs $586. $586 can give a woman her life back. 

The charity provides free health clinics ensuring safer childbirth, childbirth education and free surgeries to restore the health of these women and heal the fistulas.

In Nepal the charity is helping fund:

  • Fistula surgeries
  • Equipment
  • Community outreach
  • Surgeon training

No woman should endure this suffering. Every woman should be entitled to adequate health services and proper care. Let's help a woman regain her health, end the shame and isolation, rebuild her life and be a contributing member of her community again.

Any support for this truly worthy and important charity is greatly appreciated, so please help us support Fistula Foundation by making a donation. No amount is too big or too small and will all go towards transforming a woman's life.

It is a cause that we believe is not widely understood or even known about, so please help us raise awareness by giving these women a voice and sharing their stories by forwarding this page to friends you think might be interested in contributing.

Please help us reach our goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter!

We truly appreciate any support you can provide. It will benefit a great cause!

Thank you whole heartedly for your generosity!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,527

MONEY RAISED
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  • Paul Craddock

    $10

  • Amanda Armitage

    $250

  • Roya Davies

    $25

  • Marie Challis

    $100

  • Dan Hathaway

     

  • Juliet

    $25

  • sue stonebridge

    $25

  • Sonja Gale

    $25

  • Anna & Francis Meynell

    $75

  • Barnicott-White

    $15

  • Martin and Dawn Niemann

    $25

  • The Hardy Family

    $25

  • Welham family

    $20

  • Paula and Pete

    $25

  • Steve Harvey

    $250

  • Ali ♡

    $10

  • Alison Kramarchuk

     

  • Carol, Graham, Kirstin & Katriona

    $10

  • Sara Greenwood

    $15

  • madeline pemberton

    $10

  • katie

    $10

  • Joel Rushton

    $25

  • Julie Mellor

    $20

  • Michele Dowley

    $50

  • Jess

    $25

  • Laura Huston

    $40

  • Helen Norton

    $10

  • Chloe

    $50

  • Nayoun

    $25

  • Angela

    $35

  • yvonne taylor

    $25

  • Holly

    $25

  • Rebecca Lindon

    $15

  • Lilian Ash

    $25

  • katy coe

    $25

  • John and Peggy

    $100

  • Clare Stevenson

    $50

  • Helen

    $12

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76% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Helen

Helen

DONATION: $12

Wow! Amazing! 2 years ago

Clare Stevenson

Clare Stevenson

DONATION: $50

Thinking of you girls, I hope it's going well! ð 2 years ago

John and Peggy

John and Peggy

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

katy coe

katy coe

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lilian Ash

Lilian Ash

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Rebecca Lindon

Rebecca Lindon

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Holly

Holly

DONATION: $25

Hope the trek goes well. Be safe and enjoy the adventure!! xoxo 2 years ago

yvonne taylor

yvonne taylor

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Angela

Angela

DONATION: $35

Great cause! Go for it! Xx 2 years ago

 Nayoun

Nayoun

DONATION: $25

So happy for u going on an inspring journey! Hope that goes all safe. Lots of love from sis in Seoul x 2 years ago