Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic via Crowdrise
March 17, 2011
BENEFITING: Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic
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.