The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Africa Fistula Foundation

Socially reintegrating survivors in Nigeria through skills training

In Nigeria, obstetric fistula still remains a public health challenge with hundreds of thousands of women afflicted. These women suffer severe medical, psychological and social issues that impact their daily lives. Many are rejected by their own families and communities, and sent away to live in hospitals or other places among women with similar conditions.

UNFCU Foundation supports the UNFPA-led Campaign to End Fistula with 100% of the funds going to help obstetric fistula patients acquire work skills. This includes procurement of machines and other tools. The patient will learn tailoring, gardening, livestock rearing, animal husbandry, knitting or bakery.

Program goals:
  • Empower 60 fistula survivors through livelihood training
  • Train and engage 10 fistula survivors as community advocates to reduce discrimination against fistula survivors and support social reintegration
Your donation of:
  • $700 will ensure that one obstetric fistula patient gains access to a livelihood training program to learn a trade