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I Have Pledged to Become a Volunteer to the Organization that Helped me Access Free Fistula Repair Surgery

When 24 year-old Trizah Okal welcomed her first baby in March this year, she was delighted at the new chapter of her life. “I was so excited to hold my son in my arms. It has been a relatively smooth pregnancy and I was grateful for the positive outcome –a bouncing baby boy,” she says. ...Read More Read More »

“In Addition to Losing my Son, I Also Began Leaking Urine” – Mwanarabu’s Story

My name is Mwanarabu Mwambasa, and I come from Vihiga County in Western Kenya. I am 20 years old and I am educated up to class 8. I have lived with fistula for five years now, and this is my story. At the age of 15 years, I fell pregnant. It was a relatively uneventful ...Read More Read More »

“I Never Ate Solid Foods for Two Days Before a Long Journey” -Lesley’s Story

This is the story of Lesley Chepng’etich, businesswoman from Nairobi, aged 37 years. Lesly is divorced, with three children aged 19 years, 12 years and 7 years. “I was 19 years old when I got pregnant. When my labor pains began at home in Nairobi’s Umoja estate in Eastlands, my mother rushed me to a ...Read More Read More »

“I Thought I was the Only One who was Suffering in Silence” –Marion’s Story

41 year-old Marion Wambui, a casual farm laborer from Nyeri County, Central Kenya and a mother of two, has been living with fistula for the last 20 years. It all began with the birth of her second child in 1997. “I had enjoyed a good pregnancy, but I wish I could say the same of ...Read More Read More »