Beyond Fistula

Field Partner

Beyond Fistula supports girls who have recently undergone surgery for fistula repair. Often these girls have been out of school for a year or more because of their medical condition. A scholarship helps these girls return to school. We also offer a select few scholarships to the young children of obstetric fistula survivors who are still struggling to get back on their feet.

Location:
Kenya
Partner Type:
Community Based Organization
Population served:
Young women recovering from obstetric fistula surgery and their children.
Student selection criteria:
Primary and secondary school age children who are motivated to attend school.
Services provided:
Psychosocial support, vocational training, medical follow up, boarding
TSF student promotion rate:
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Beyond Fistula is raising money for 18 students' school expenses. 17 have been fully funded so far.

  • Nivea

    46%

    Nivea

    Kenya

    Nivea is fifteen years old from Uganda. Both her parents have low income. She comes from a family of nine children whereby she's the first born.She has both grandparents living. She got fistula when she was fourteen years old and stayed with it for one year before getting treatment. She's dry now. She is willing to learn, and she will like to become a nurse when she grows up. She likes playing football.

    School Year 2020

  • Cynthia

    100%

    Cynthia

    Kenya

    Cynthia is a brilliant girl who was orphaned at an early age. She is the first born in her family. She was born with a fistula and was repaired at the age of 12yrs. She wants to become a doctor so that she can help repair people with fistulas. She also wants to take the responsibility of helping her siblings once she is done with school. She feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to be at school.

    School Year 2017

  • Priscillah

    100%

    Priscillah

    Kenya

    Priscillah suffered a severe childbirth injury (obstetric fistula) due to a prolonged labor, resulting in her giving birth to a stillborn child when she was 14 yrs old. The injury was so severe she has needed to undergo multiple reconstructive surgeries and is still not fully repaired. What is special about Priscillah, is her positive outlook and determination to succeed, despite her history and being bullied at school due to her continued leakage of urine. She hopes one day be dry. Priscillah has gone from being ostracized to now being the pillar of hope for her family. She and her family are grateful that she has been given the opportunity to be in school. She hopes to do well and become a doctor, so she can help girls with fistula.

    School Year 2017

  • Sharon

    100%

    Sharon

    Kenya

    has both parents, was raped by a family member 2 yrs ago leading to internal damage/fistula. She is not safe at home and is being raised by the women in the Beyond Fistula program as her mother doesn't feel she can be kept safe at home.

    School Year 2020

  • Vicody

    100%

    Vicody

    Kenya

    Vicody was the second of nine children in her family, raised by two parents who did casual labor. Vicody loves to read; her favorite subject is English and she wants to be a teacher. After she became pregnant with her boyfriend's baby, she had an obstructed labor, which caused her to lose the baby and need medical help. Vicody sought help at a surgical clinic, recovered, and is now enrolled in secondary school where she is happy to continue to work towards her goal of becoming a teacher.

    School Year 2018

  • Brenda

    100%

    Brenda

    Kenya

    After Brenda's family was abandoned by their father, she and her four siblings were raised by their working mother. She became pregnant at the young age of 16, and eventually gave birth to a stillborn child. She had a very difficult delivery and required surgery. She was fortunate to find a clinic in Eldoret that provided the surgery she needed to heal. During her recovery, she dreamed of returning to school to study her favorite subject, English, and become a teacher. She is now a studious member of Class 7 at St. Joan's Academy, and is on track to graduate in 2020.

    School Year 2020

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