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 20 students' school expenses. 12 have been fully funded so far.

  • Faith

    49%

    Faith

    Kenya

    Faith is a 17 year old girl interested in nursing. She has suffered with a fistula for several years and had many difficult surgeries. She is a resilient young woman ready to start form 1 January of 2020. Faith is one of five children and she lives with her parents, who do casual jobs to try to provide for their family.

    School Year 2021

  • Emmanuel

    30%

    Emmanuel

    Kenya

    Has both parents , jobless, homeless, surviving on one meal per day.

    School Year 2021

  • Sandra

    46%

    Sandra

    Kenya

    Has both parents , jobless, homeless, surviving on one meal per day.

    School Year 2021

  • Pauline

    14%

    Pauline

    Kenya

    Pauline Moraa Pauline is a shy, bright, seven-year-old who is currently doing well in school after recovering from an unsafe family situation. Her loving grandparents sent her to Beyond Fistula due to concerns for her safety, and she has now happily adjusted to life here. The older women at Beyond Fistula are like her big sisters, and she loves her new 'family', as well as the opportunity to pursue her education.

    School Year 2021

  • Nancy

    18%

    Nancy

    Kenya

    Nancy is a 16 year old girl who hopes to become a doctor. She got a fistula very young and has had several surgeries over the years. The fistula and her family’s poverty have made it difficult for her to be in school continuously, but despite this Nancy performed very well on her year end exam after form 1 last year. She will be entering form 2 but her family does not have the money to pay her fees - Nancy admits that paying for school is so difficult she has considered suicide in the past. She is one of six siblings and lives with her parents, who do not have a source of income.

    School Year 2021

  • Sharon

    42%

    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 2021

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