Appeals 2022 Fistula January Mailing LP Mob-Max-Quality

"I know I will be free"

Please give a woman like Olubunmi a life free from pain and discrimination.
Appeals 2022 Fistula January Mailing LP Tab-Max-Quality

"I know I will be free"

Please give a woman like Olubunmi a life free from pain and discrimination.

"I know I will be free"

Please give a woman like Olubunmi a life free from pain and discrimination.

 

Olubunmi lived with fistula for 27 years.

Obstetric fistula is caused when a mother has a complicated labour. In 1994, Olubunmi from Nigeria, West Africa, gave birth to a son, but also developed an internal tear within her birth canal.

She frequently wet herself, day and night, so she stopped going to work and her livelihood crumbled. Home was the only place she felt safe.

Women who live with untreated obstetric fistula can also suffer from pain, health problems, shame, isolation and discrimination.

Your donation will mean that women can have the chance of a better life, without pain. The chance of employment, of leaving the house without feeling ashamed and embarrassed. The chance of a future.

Will you make a gift to help other women like Olubunmi access the fistula treatment they so desperately need?

You can transform a life today.

Olubunmi lived with fistula for 27 years.

Obstetric fistula is caused when a mother has a complicated labour. In 1994, Olubunmi from Nigeria, West Africa, gave birth to a son, but also developed an internal tear within her birth canal.

She frequently wet herself, day and night, so she stopped going to work and her livelihood crumbled. Home was the only place she felt safe.

Women who live with untreated obstetric fistula can also suffer from pain, health problems, shame, isolation and discrimination.

Your donation will mean that women can have the chance of a better life, without pain. The chance of employment, of leaving the house without feeling ashamed and embarrassed. The chance of a future.

Will you make a gift to help other women like Olubunmi access the fistula treatment they so desperately need?

You can transform a life today.

Olubunmi lived with fistula for 27 years.

Obstetric fistula is caused when a mother has a complicated labour. In 1994, Olubunmi from Nigeria, West Africa, gave birth to a son, but also developed an internal tear within her birth canal.

She frequently wet herself, day and night, so she stopped going to work and her livelihood crumbled. Home was the only place she felt safe.

Women who live with untreated obstetric fistula can also suffer from pain, health problems, shame, isolation and discrimination.

Your donation will mean that women can have the chance of a better life, without pain. The chance of employment, of leaving the house without feeling ashamed and embarrassed. The chance of a future.

Will you make a gift to help other women like Olubunmi access the fistula treatment they so desperately need?

You can transform a life today.

This new year, you can help end years of needless suffering for women like Olubunmi

For almost half of her life, Olubunmi has lived with terrible incontinence. She became unable to go outdoors, worried that every time she moved, urine would soak her clothing.

Before this happened Olubunmi ran a small catering company, but being incontinent meant that she could no longer travel to the market, or to events. Her livelihood was cut short.

She has poured the little money she has into travel to hospitals, and visiting healthcare centres, only to be told every time that there is nothing they can do.

In many of the world’s poorest places a lack of trained medical specialists and supplies means there are so many women like Olubunmi suffering needlessly for years.

But knowing that there was something wrong, she refused to stop looking for a solution, even though she lives in a country where there is significant stigma attached to conditions like obstetric fistula. When the coronavirus pandemic arrived, Olubunmi had to stop looking for help.

The turning point in Olubunmi’s life happened when her cousin heard about the work of CBM’s partner in Nigeria, Surviving Fistula Healthcare Foundation. Olubunmi embarked on a twelve-hour journey, from her home to Kwali District Hospital near Abuja, to finally get access to life-changing repair surgery.

Olubunmi quote
I feel afraid, but I know that God is in control, but I am happy, I am very happy. I know I will be free; I can sleep very well if I want to sleep, I can do anything I like now.Olubunmi, the night before her operation

Obstetric fistula is not a rare condition. Many more women like Olubunmi need your help.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate that today, there are around two million women living with untreated obstetric fistula in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. But here in the UK, when women experience a tear, it is treated quickly by medical staff.

Women like Olubunmi do not have the same experience. We believe this is wrong.

Together with your support we can fund over 600 obstetric fistula repair surgeries, giving woman the treatment they need to start rebuilding their lives.

You can transform a woman's life today. Will you make a gift to help other women like Olubunmi?

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