Give hope and healing to
a woman suffering from
fistula today.

Zainabo suffered a double-tragedy:
isolation from her community and the
trauma of fistula.


Give Hope and Healing

What is an obstetric fistula?

Diagram of bladder and rectum

During prolongued labour, pressure from the baby’s head can crush the tissue between the vagina and the bladder or rectum, creating a hole called a fistula. This allows urine or feces to leak into the vagina, leading to incontinence.

How can you give a woman her life back?

Donate $200 to provide:

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Transportation to the hospital

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30 minutes of surgery

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2 weeks of physical and emotional rehabilitation given with love and compassion

Zainabo’s story

A mother’s suffering

At only 15 years old, Zainabo was in labour for three excruciating days. She was able to deliver a healthy baby but soon after began urinating herself.

A local doctor told Zainabo she was cursed and locked her in a room for an entire month. She was forced to drink snail water and was told it would cure her.

“I didn’t know fistula was a medical condition that was treatable. The doctor told me it was a curse. After being locked away for a month I had given up all hope. I felt isolated from my community. My husband left me.”

Zainabo had been completely isolated to the point that even bus drivers refused to let her get on the bus. She had no idea that this was a medical condition that can be treated.

Thanks to donors like you, Zainabo has had two successful surgeries at CCBRT (Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania). She has had her dignity restored and is filled with hope for the future.

She told us ,”My hopes and dreams are that I can drive a bus one day… especially the one that transports women to CCBRT.”

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End the suffering and isolation of an obstetric fistula today.

She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God. (Luke 13: 11b – 13)