We’re on a mission to end fistula globally, one woman at at time.
At its founding in 2000, Fistula Foundation supported only one hospital in Ethiopia. But we knew that there were at least a million women across Africa and Asia who were living in misery.
On February 27, 2009, we officially expanded our mission to fight fistula globally. A decade out—because of exceptional support from people like you—we are helping more than 15 times as many women as we were in 2009.
Today, we are the undisputed leader in fistula treatment, with no other organization helping more women in more places, and our path-breaking treatment networks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Zambia are thriving.
In recent years, we are increasingly finding and treating women suffering from severe perineal tears, a childbirth injury that leaves a woman incontinent of feces. Today helping women with this devastating condition accounts for approximately 20% of the repair surgeries we provide.