Fistula Foundation

Location: Ethiopia, Tanzania

Grant Amount: $50,000

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Areas of Impact: Health

Mission of Fistula Foundation
Fistula Foundation is the global leader in fistula treatment, providing more surgeries to more women than any other organization, including the U.S. government and United Nations.

This grant supports training of Community Health Volunteers and patient ambassadors, and radio advertising to spread awareness of fistula and fistula treatment options to enable the referral and treatment of women at two partner facilities in Tanzania. This will increase the number of women receiving life-transforming treatment and will add more community-based organizations to build the local capacity to offer quality treatment to women.

Why We Love This
We love the Fistula’s Foundation’s work because it addresses a significant need for fistula treatment and brings light to cultural norms and education around younger mothers and child marriage that contribute to this condition, while also providing prevention and awareness.


Also funded in 2004 ($345) and 2005 ($56)