Fistula Foundation was honored to receive a $15,000 grant from Caridad Partners, a giving circle of San Francisco Bay Area women who seek to enhance the health, education, economic self-sufficiency and welfare of women and children internationally, and to preserve and sustain a healthy environment in the developing world through high-impact grants to non-profit organizations. The sixteen members of Caridad Partners pool their individual contributions to fund collaboratively selected charitable organizations that demonstrate a positive track record, a commitment to measuring and reporting impact and results, and that have a Bay Area presence to allow an in-person relationship with the giving circle.
Caridad’s generous gift will be used to support the work of CURE International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, funding a workshop for up to 40 healthcare workers based in provinces outside of Kabul who will be trained with skills needed to identify and educate patients about free fistula services available at the Hospital. Transportation, on-site educational materials, a small per diem and brochures that outreach workers can give to patients will all be made possible because of this gift. We are extremely grateful to Caridad for entrusting their funds to us to help women in Afghanistan learn about the treatment that can transform their lives.