Doing Something About: Obstetric Fistula

I promised I’d write about major organizations or individuals working on this subject, and how you can get involved.

Finding a woman with Obstetric Fistula is like finding a needle in a haystack, says Operation OF. They are a social entrepreneurship that operates in 4 levels: Outreach (finding the women), Treatment, Training (Entrepreneurial skills), and linking them with Economic Development groups (Microfinance). I’m not really sure in which country they work specifically, but they have an interesting concept. Sidebar: The founder, Seth Cochran is a Cornell grad. And wouldn’t you know it, a few Cornell students climbed Kilimanjaro this winter break to raise money for the organization.

The Fistula Foundation: They raise funds for hospitals (infrastructure, training, supplies, etc) for Fistula hospitals Ethiopia, Congo (RDC), Angola and Afghanistan.

One by One: work to raise awareness about Obstetric Fistula, as well as making direct grants to organizations working on different communities where it is prevalent.

How can you help? What these organizations need mostly are monetary donations. They all have places on their sites where you can donate, if you call to do so.

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