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The Fistula Foundation

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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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The Team: $46,589 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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The Fistula Foundation

Amount Raised

$35,353

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Charles Bresler

Amount Raised

$4,000

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Jodi Humble

Amount Raised

$2,985

 

85% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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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

Fundraiser Title

Michael Overeem

Amount Raised

$385

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Anne Emmet

Amount Raised

$350

Donor Comments

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. 6 years ago