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. 10 have been fully funded so far.

  • Emmanuel

    8%

    Emmanuel

    Kenya

    Emmanuel is a young boy whose mother is a survivor of obstetric fistula. This condition made it difficult for her to work, and she and her sons were abandoned by the father. He has his grandparents in his life, but he and his brother and mother are houseless and have periods of surviving on only one meal a day. Emmanuel very much wants to learn. When he is not in school he loves playing with his brother.

    School Year 2022

  • Kelvin

    62%

    Kelvin

    Kenya

    Kelvin is a young student whose father has abandoned him, his brother, and his mother. She had an obstetric fistula from giving birth that made it very difficult for her to work. Kelvin is close with his grandparents but his mother struggles to keep the family housed and there are days they only have one meal. He wants to succeed in school along with his brother.

    School Year 2022

  • Nivea

    48%

    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 2022

  • Briana

    7%

    Briana

    Kenya

    Briana is a teenager at Hillside School in Eldoret, Kenya. She lives with her mother, father, two sisters, and two grandmothers. Briana hopes that she will be able to continue her education into a good career, but she is not sure what yet.

    School Year 2022

  • Sandra

    0%

    Sandra

    Kenya

    Sandra is a young girl whose mother developed a fistula during Sandra’s childbirth. Sandra lives with her mother, father, and brother. She also has one grandmother. The family is homeless and her parents do not have jobs. They are surviving on one meal per day.

    School Year 2022

  • Siantayo

    39%

    Siantayo

    Kenya

    Siantayo is a teenaged girl in Kenya. She has a mother, a father, and eight siblings - four girls and four boys. Siantayo was born with a fistula and has had many surgeries to try to correct it. Now she has a colostomy to manage. She likes studying and feels blessed to have support in her education.

    School Year 2022

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