CBM UK

Free women in Nigeria from devastating fistula

Over 100,000 women in Nigeria, West Africa, live with devastating consequences from obstetric fistula, causing incontinence. Many suffer for years in silence, isolated and excluded, unable to access treatment. Your gift will fund life-changing surgery and better healthcare to prevent future suffering.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1058162)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£45,000

Amount raised

£45,325

Donations

217

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

Nigeria

Situation

For 27 years, Olubunmi lived with obstetric fistula. Childbirth complications left her with a hole in her birth canal, unable to control urine. She used to work as an event caterer but now avoids public places. “Before I was free to work and travel but now I can't go away from home.” She is one of around 100,000 women in Nigeria living with fistula. It can be treated with surgery, but social stigma, lack of awareness and trained medical teams means many are suffering needlessly for years.

Solution

Your donation will help fund community awareness-raising campaigns in Nigeria so that women like Olubunmi living with fistula know that treatment is available and how to reach it. You will fund life-changing surgery, counselling and skills training to cure fistula and help women rebuild their lives. And finally your donation will support improved maternal healthcare to help prevent fistula in future. Ultimately, your donation will help women in poverty live free from fistula.