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Silky Kisses

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Supporter Spotlight: Silky Kisses

We all sleep. Why not sleep on a deliciously luxurious silk pillowcase, better yet one whose proceeds support women suffering from fistula? Silky Kisses is a non-profit organization in Australia that “focuses on positive giving through shopping” – 100% of net profits from the sale of their pillowcases are donated to Fistula Foundation. Since 2013,…

Supporter Spotlight - IBC

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Maryland/DC: Informed Birth Choices

  Informed Birth Choices (IBC) is an organization in the Maryland/DC area that offers childbirth classes and doula services to the community. In May, they held a car seat safety event and fundraiser for Fistula Foundation that raised $250! The following is part of a blog post about the event, reprinted from their website, www.informedbirthchoices.org….

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Palo Alto, CA: Students Put On Benefit Piano Concert

On May 31, 2014, students Timothy Yang, Mason Lau, Ray William and Rose William of Palo Alto, California hosted a piano concert at their local Unitarian Universalist Church. They generously donated all proceeds to charity, and we were honored to be one of their chosen benefactors! These talented young musicians practiced for months to perform…

Beatrice-Kenya

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Anna’s Friends Blog: “Doing Good: Making Fistula History”

  Anna’s Friends is a mission-driven community of women helping women all over the world. They donate 100% of membership fees to organizations that help women, including Fistula Foundation! This year, in honor of the 2nd annual UN International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, they featured a blog post from the Fistula Foundation on their…

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CWA Junior to host awareness event May 30

By Suburban Times 27 May 2014 Constance Hosannah, a Charles Wright Academy Junior from University Place, is organizing an awareness event scheduled for Friday, May 30 (6-8 pm) at the Donn Laughlin Theater in the Language and Performing Arts Center on the Charles Wright Academy campus. The event is being held to support victims of obstetric fistula and…

Lincoln School in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica: 8th Graders Commit to Treating Fistula

Over the last two years, students in the 8th grade class at Lincoln School in Costa Rica have raised nearly $10,000 toward Fistula Foundation’s efforts to treat women who are suffering from obstetric fistula. Inspired by a teacher who has a passion for current affairs, the students have been committed to helping heal women with…

Izzy Howerton

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St. Louis, MO: Running for a Reason

Izzy Howerton is a runner who loves to go the distance. Earlier this year, she put her hobby to use by hitting the pavement for women with obstetric fistula. Inspired by a Global Action Project class, in which she learned about global issues and how to solve them, Izzy decided to take on the issue…

Natalie P.

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Hoboken, NJ: Student works to “Improve a Life”

This summer, we received a letter and generous contribution from Natalie P., at the time an 8th grader at Elysian Charter School in Hoboken, NJ. She had selected Fistula Foundation as the focus of her “Improve a Life” project for her Humanities class, a project through which students raise funds and awareness for a cause…

Members of Starfish Club at Brookline High

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Brookline, MA: The Starfish Club

In 2010, a then 12-year-old grade school student in Brookline, MA named Sarah Gladstone was inspired when she read the book Half the Sky: Turning Opppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. She decided to act in support of women and girls suffering from the childbirth injury of obstetric fistula by creating The Starfish Project, through…

Alysse Leite-Rogers

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Climbing Kilimanjaro in the Fight Against Fistula

The North Shore News reports on a North Vancouver, B.C. realtor who is raising funds for Fistula Foundation by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro: ALYSSE Leite-Rogers, a Lynn Valley mother of three boys, felt overwhelmingly blessed. Back in 2006, she caught an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that tackled a topic she was unfamiliar with: fistula, a devastating…

Priti Khanal

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Priti Khanal

Everyone who knows Priti Khanal of Jersey City, NJ, knows that her birthday party is always going to be an impressive celebration. And that’s why everyone who knows Priti was intrigued when she told them what she wanted to do for her 27th birthday: give it up in support of Fistula Foundation. Priti has been…

Raise for Women Challenge

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Raise for Women Challenge

Fistula Foundation recently participated in the Raise for Women Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation and the Half the Sky Movement, that was designed to draw attention to women’s issues like ours. Participating organizations had one goal: to raise the most money over the course of the campaign in order to…

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High School in South Carolina Raises $1500 for Fistula Foundation

The Columbia Star reports on students at Spring Valley High School in SC who raised an impressive $1500 for The Fistula Foundation: Spring Valley High School raises funds for the Fistula Foundation During the fourth quarter of the 2013 school year, Spring Valley Call to Action and Spring Valley National Honor Society raised $1,500 for…

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Spring Valley Raises Funds for the Fistula Foundation

Students of Spring Valley High School in SC are profiled in the school’s online blog, Viking Update, for their terrific work raising $1,500 for Fistula Foundation: Spring Valley Raises Funds for the Fistula Foundation During the 4th quarter of the 2013 school year, Spring Valley Call to Action and Spring Valley National Honor Society raised…

Ayana and Her Mother

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5-year-old Turns a $25 Gift Into $900 in Matching Support

One of the Fistula Foundation’s youngest supporters is Ayana, a 5-year-old philanthropist-in-the-making who lives in western Canada. Ayana is adopted and wanted to do something to support women and girls living in her birth country of Ethiopia. Her mother, Lisa, is a Fistula Foundation supporter and activist who runs the Knit for Fistula – Blanket…

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Kimberly Robinson

“I am proud to have supported the Fistula Foundation for the last eight years, and even more proud to announce that Fistula Foundation has been accepted into the Employee Matching Gifts prog ram at The Walt Disney Company Foundation! Disney employees worldwide can now have their donations matched, up to $15,000 per employee, per calendar…