The Fistula Foundation. Help give a young woman a new life.
Obstetric fistula is a heartbreaking childbirth injury leaving women incontinent and socially outcast. It happens because most mothers in poor countries give birth without any medical help.
Fistula was eradicated in the United States more than 100 years ago. Most Americans don’t know about it. They’ve never heard about the 2 million women worldwide currently suffering with this condition.
Think about what it means to you to help one woman. So many women are still waiting.
Take time, right now. Make a charitable donation to the Fistula Foundation. You’ll feel so good once you do.
The Fistula Foundation is the largest private charitable foundation supporting fistula treatment globally — helping thousands of women in many countries throughout Africa and Asia receive the care they need and deserve.
Almost all of our funding – 99% -- is charitable donations from individuals living around the world. While many are funding one woman’s surgery (either as a one-time donation of $450 or a monthly donation of $37.50) our average donation is less than $100. Our supporters know that their donations will be wisely invested along with those from other caring friends to help many women.
The Foundation adheres to the highest standards for financial management and is dedicated to keeping operating expenses low. For the fifth consecutive year, the Foundation has earned the Better Business Bureau Seal for meeting its Standards for Charity Accountability and a coveted four-star rating for far exceeding industry standards — ranking the Fistula Foundation as one of the top 5% of all U.S. charities.
HOW WE HELP:
Wherever possible, we work to empower dedicated local doctors in developing countries. We fund fistula surgery, training of surgeons, building of hospitals and operating rooms dedicated to fistula surgery, “mobile” care clinics where no hospitals exist in rural regions of the world and outreach and education to let women know where they can receive treatment.