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.

Location:
Kenya
Partner Type:
Community Based Organization
Population served:
Young women recovering from obstetric fistula surgery
Student selection criteria:
Need
Services provided:
Psychosocial support, vocational training, medical follow up, boarding
TSF student promotion rate:
2015 - 100%

Beyond Fistula is raising money for 14 students' school expenses. 12 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Siantayo

    7%

    Siantayo

    Kenya

    School Year 2019

  • Briana

    7%

    Briana

    Kenya

    School Year 2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jackline

    100%

    Jackline

    Kenya

    Jackline was born with a fistula. She is the first born in her family and is from a humble background. Her parents are peasant farmers and sometimes the climate conditions are so harsh that they can hardly produce enough food for the family. The parents survive from casual labor. This sometimes can be seasonal. It took her 15 years before she got repaired. Her parents had tried to take her to other hospitals for treatment but were unable to raise the required amount of money for treatment, which caused Jackline to despair. She was lucky to be among the patients who were brought to The Gynocare Fistula Center for free surgery. She was identified by "A Little 4 A Lot" and sponsored to school. She is very grateful and considers herself lucky. She wants to work hard and succeed so that she can help her younger siblings.

    School Year 2019

  • 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 2019

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