Meet Sarah from Uganda

For Sarah, a 26-year-old woman from Uganda, everything changed when she began suffering from obstetric fistula. Before, she had lived a healthy and happy life. Then, after experiencing complications from a pregnancy, she realized that she was leaking urine. 

Fistula drove Sarah into a state of despair and isolation. Deeply embarrassed, she did not want anyone to know about her condition. She felt alone, abandoned—and, most of all, scared.

Eventually, Sarah got the courage to tell her mother about her situation. Together, they went to a clinic near her home, and Sarah learned that her suffering had a cure. Providers at the clinic referred her to our partner Kitovu Hospital, where Sarah received free care that would end the pain and suffering that she had endured.

Today, Sarah is healed! She now has the opportunity to pursue a new life, thanks to our wonderful community of supporters. Your support is truly the gift of a lifetime!

Published on February 1, 2024

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