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Inspired by Mom

When Sofia learned about the problem of obstetric fistula and its devastating impact on the lives of women and girls, she was moved to act. Watch this video to learn how her mother inspired her, and see what she did to help!

Give Love for the Holidays

Fistula Foundation was recently featured on Twenty Something Living, a blog for young people that addresses a wide range of topics, including ways to make a difference. This holiday season, they suggest ‘Giving Love’ through our Love A Sister program.   Giving gifts for the holidays can be confusing and entirely too expensive. When looking…

Blog: Duke University student on fistula outreach in Tanzania

This summer, Duke University student Korrine Terroso had the opportunity to take part in a community outreach initiative in rural Tanzania funded by Fistula Foundation. In the following blog post, Korrine recounts her experience. This summer, I had the privilege of accompanying a community outreach team on a 10-day trip to identify women with obstetric…

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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…

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…

The Daily Princetonian

Practical ethics precepts universally give to developing world over U.

Fistula Foundation is the beneficiary of Princeton students’ generosity thanks to a class designed by ethicist Peter Singer:   Practical ethics precepts universally give to developing world over U. By Konadu Amoakuh In an academic exercise with real-world applications, students in CHV 310: Practical Ethics were asked to determine whether charitable donations could be better…

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…

Columbia Star

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…

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…