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:
2018 - %
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Beyond Fistula is raising money for 18 students' school expenses. 18 have been fully funded so far.

  • Quinter

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    Quinter

    Kenya

    Despite many hardships in her young life, Quinter has been steadfast in continuing her education. At age 13, she became pregnant, had a difficult labor, and required medical help to recover. After her successful recovery to health, Quinter returned home to continue her schooling; she is being raised by her older sister. Quinter has not given up on her education or her hopes of one day becoming a doctor.

    School Year 2020

  • Sharon

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    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

  • Juliet

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    Juliet

    Kenya

    Juliet was born the second of eight siblings. She dreamed of being a doctor until, at age 13, she became pregnant. She carried her baby to term, suffering injuries during the birth. She learned of a clinic in Eldoret that could help her. There, she found the medical help she needed and she was able to imagine going back to school. She continues to dream of becoming a doctor. Her parents are now caring for her child to allow Juliet to study. She has eagerly returned to school this year at the Pratrician School.

    School Year 2019

  • Cynthia

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    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

  • Brenda

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    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

  • Priscillah

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    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

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