Giving Tuesday 2022

Far too many women suffer in the shadows.
Kick off the holiday season by helping us reach the unreachable.

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Giving Tuesday Is November 29!

Mark your calendar for the biggest day of global giving—Tuesday, November 29. This year for Giving Tuesday, Fistula Foundation is shining a light on our partners’ work to heal women who have been left behind because of social isolation and remote geography.

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You Can Help Us Reach the Unreachable

Our most vulnerable patients live in countries where the status of women is shockingly low. Poverty and harmful social customs—along with geographic isolation—keep many pregnant women across sub-Saharan Africa from accessing maternal healthcare. A mother-to-be can quickly turn into a fistula patient in hiding.

Far too many women needlessly suffer from fistula, because they lack access to the high-quality surgery that could cure them. For Giving Tuesday, Fistula Foundation is highlighting efforts across our global network of partners to “reach the unreachable.” Help us end the wait for care among women who live in the shadows.

Outcast, Out of Sight—but, With Your Help, Not Out of Reach

Our partner Healing Hands of Joy, in Ethiopia, provides reintegration support to fistula patients like Fetlework (at right) whose family depends on emergency food provisions because of political instability in her region.



Bill Gates has said, “Poverty is sexist.” Fistula exemplifies that truth. It reflects two deep-seated global problems: extreme poverty and gender inequality. Worldwide, at least one million women suffer from this condition because they cannot access the surgery that can permanently cure them. 

Through our partners in 27 countries—with support from kind people like you—we work to right this wrong by providing surgeries to women who would otherwise go without. Some fistula patients are harder to reach than others. They may be married young. Or they may live in a war zone. Or they may practice a religion that prohibits access to medical care.

No matter who they are, or where they’re from, they deserve our support.

From now until Giving Tuesday—November 29—you can help us reach the unreachable.

Click here to be a light for women who live in the shadows.


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