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BROKEN VESSEL By Lesley C.   A friend will ask, how are you? Often we reply, am OK. But inside we’re not fine at all. We are all created as beautiful vessels. But sometimes the vessels break. We break, emotional, spiritually or physically. Others can be mended, others take long and others suffer silently alone ...Read More Read More »

Esther’s Story

Esther Atieno, a mother of four, has suffered from VVF for a period of seven years. The 27 year old hails from Mbita district – Nyanza province (300km North West of Nairobi). The problem began way back in 2005 as a result of prolonged labor.  “It was a painful experience” she recalls. She remembers going ...Read More Read More »

Caroline’s Story

Caroline Wanjala got her first baby at the tender age of 17. She did not stop at that and went ahead to conceive a second child at the age of nineteen. Complications with her second delivery brought about the fistula, which she lived with for 1 year 3 months. Due to prolonged labour, the baby ...Read More Read More »

Martha’s Story

Martha Chepng’eno comes from Elburgon district in the Great Rift Valley, about 200km North West of Nairobi, and has lived with fistula for 13 years. She became pregnant at the tender age of 18 Years while still in primary school. She narrates that she labored for a period of 3 days before going to hospital; ...Read More Read More »

Carol’s Story

Carol Atieno, 29 years old, comes from Kasarani. Her problem began in 2006 when she became pregnant. When delivery time came, she endured labour pains for about a week before going to hospital. When she got to the hospital she was told that she couldn’t deliver normally and was taken for surgery. “After the surgery ...Read More Read More »

Awino’s Story

Alice Awino, a 20 year old lady from Siaya district narrates the story about her life after child birth. I became pregnant at the age of 14. I was in class four then and when I was due, labored at home for three days before going to hospital. The aunt who was my guardian refused ...Read More Read More »

Kenyatta National Hospital: Hellen (20 yrs)

Hellen is a 20 year old lady from Narok that we met during the Kenyatta VVF camp. She is single and has no children. Hellen got both VVF and RVF in 2007 when she was delivering her first child. She was 17 years then. After 3 days of labor, she had a still born. She ...Read More Read More »

Kenyatta National Hospital: Abigael Kanini (18 yrs)

Abigael Kanini from Kaskeu village is only 18 years of age. She got fistula 3 months ago during delivery and lost her baby boy of 3.8 kgs, she labored alone for a long time before telling someone and later went to hospital where she delivered through a caesarian section. It’s immediately after delivery that I ...Read More Read More »

Kenyatta National Hospital: Mumbua Katisya (33 yrs)

33 year old Mumbua Katisya comes from Kangundo district Eastern Part of Kenya. She got fistula while delivering her first child and lost the baby in the process, she labored for more than 12 hours at home before getting mean of transport to the nearby hospital. In terms of seeking medical treatment  Mumbua had come ...Read More Read More »

Kenyatta National Hospital: Mary Atieno (48 yrs)

Mary Atieno 48 years old comes from a small village in Homa bay district. In regards to marital status Mary was in a polygamous marriage but separated with the husband soon after getting fistula. She got fistula when delivering her first child and has only 2 children and 6 still births and had lived with ...Read More Read More »