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Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic's Fundraiser:

LTFHC Women's Reproductive Health Outreach

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Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic via Crowdrise
March 17, 2011

Help us bring health care to the women and girls in the ultra-rural Lake Tanganyika basin. Please donate today!  See more

THE STORY:

Thousands of young women in sub-Saharan Africa are suffering from fistulas, a devastating obstetric and violence-related injury, tragically resulting in chronic incontinence. Not only do these women and girls often lose their infants during obstructed labors, they end up complete outcasts by their communities for the rest of their lives.

Routine surgery can cure this problem, but access has been virtually non-existent to the remote populations of the Lake Tanganyika Basin until now.

This May, the LTFHC will spearhead a fistula repair outreach, treating Tanzanian and Congolese women and girls along the lakeshore. Part of our efforts will include a much-needed hospital facility upgrade, providing continued, vital health care to these isolated populations after our outreach has ended.

Where the Money Goes:

-$20: the cost to perform fistula repair surgery on one woman.

-$65: how much is needed to house and feed each woman for the duration of her stay in Kirando Health Centre.

-$350: the total cost to transport one woman to/from from Moba Territory on the Congolese side of Lake Tanganyika to Kirando Health Centre in Tanzania.

-$1500: a significant amount to help maintain Kirando Health Centre for a full year. 

Think about how much your donation could impact the lives of so many women on the lake. 

Click on the DONATE button or the JOIN THE TEAM button and help us with this amazing cause.  If you can't donate, please help us get the word out about our project. With your help, we can make a huge impact the lives of women living in the remote areas of the Lake Tanganyika Basin.

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To This Fundraiser

$75,160

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $75,000

  • Shauna Robertson

    $100

  • Katherine Schmerzler

    $20

  • sanaz alesafar

    $40

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75% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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The Team: $75,160 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Cli...

Amount Raised

$75,000

 

75% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joanna Spilker

Amount Raised

$140

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Bethany Wilson

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

sanaz alesafar

sanaz alesafar

DONATION: $40

6 years ago

Katherine Schmerzler

Katherine Schmerzler

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Shauna Robertson

Shauna Robertson

DONATION: $100

I'm so impressed by everything you do Joanna. You kick ass. xoxo s 6 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $75,000

6 years ago