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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

$45,094

MONEY RAISED
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  • 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

  • Linda Braithwaite

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • 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

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jodi Humble

    $500

  • Louise and Joe

    $40

  • Jim Brann

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Carol

    $100

  • Mom & BJ

    $500

  • For Grandma

    $100

  • Dragon Fly

    $200

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $45,094 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

The Fistula Foundation

Amount Raised

$35,353

Fundraiser Title

Charles Bresler

Amount Raised

$4,000

Fundraiser Title

Jodi Humble

Amount Raised

$1,540

 

44% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lindsay Phillips

Amount Raised

$1,495

Fundraiser Title

Rachel Prince

Amount Raised

$835

 

84% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Overeem

Amount Raised

$385

Fundraiser Title

Anne Emmet

Amount Raised

$350

Donor Comments

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly

DONATION: $200

in memory of mom 2 weeks ago

For Grandma

For Grandma

DONATION: $100

Honoring Grandma Nita on Grandparent's Day - I miss you! 2 weeks ago

Mom & BJ

Mom & BJ

DONATION: $500

10 months ago

Carol

Carol

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

12 months ago

Jim Brann

Jim Brann

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Louise and Joe

Louise and Joe

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Jodi Humble

Jodi Humble

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

In honor of my mother

In honor of my mother

DONATION: $20

In honor of my mom 3 years ago