By Alyce Lomax
January 13, 2016
First off, we have some exciting news to share. Last week, The Motley Fool’s Foolanthropy campaign supporting this year’s partner, Fistula Foundation, met and exceeded our original goal of $75,000. (Visit the site here.) We’re tremendously thankful and touched by the outpouring of generosity for this cause. We’ve provided the funding for life-changing surgeries for nearly 200 women afflicted with fistula.
Of course, our culture here at The Motley Fool focuses on exceeding goals and consistently outperforming — in investing and everything else. Therefore we’re rallying and aiming to exceed our $100,000 fundraising stretch goal before the campaign ends on Jan. 31.
In a bit of coincidental but perfect timing, Kate Grant, CEO of Fistula Foundation, visited our headquarters last week — within 24 hours of when our Foolanthropy campaign achieved that base goal.
Kate’s visit was an occasion of celebration, sharing, and inspiration, and we learned even more about the organization’s incredible work helping women afflicted with fistula to reclaim their lives.
I had the opportunity to sit down with Kate for a few minutes so she could share a few of the salient points about fistula and the organization’s hard-hitting, cost-effective work. You can watch our interview in the following video.