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“The Worst Place on Earth to be a Woman” [1:29]

Violence and political instability continue to plague the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), effectively crippling its limited maternal healthcare infrastructure and abandoning women who are suffering with fistula. These grinding conditions prompted author and humanitarian Lisa Shannon to call it “the worst place on earth to be a woman.” This International Women’s Day, will you…

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You’re Building This Hospital in the Congo!

Six months ago, supporters like you did something incredible. Over 700 people donated to help build a new fistula facility in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We are excited to report that construction is well underway! Please enjoy the photos below from our partner, HEAL Africa.

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HEAL Africa – You Did It!

Thanks to the generosity of 592 compassionate supporters like you, we met our goal of $250,000 to build a new fistula care center for HEAL Africa hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We even crossed the finish line four days ahead of schedule! The new facility will expand capacity for fistula treatment and increase…

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The Need in the Congo: HEAL Africa [1:44]

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been called “the worst place in the world to be a woman.” Decades of instability have left the majority of the population in poverty, and the maternal and infant mortality rates are among the highest in the world. Access to quality healthcare is limited, particularly in rural areas….

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Partner Spotlight: HEAL Africa

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been referred to as “the worst place in the world to be a woman.” Although the country is rich in natural resources, decades of instability and violence have left the majority of the population in poverty. The fertility rate is among the highest in the world, as are…