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My husband was very supportive, he stood by me

Jessica Muthee is a 33-year-old mother of two living in Mlolongo. She’s in high spirits while we conduct the interview. She was getting ready to be discharged from hospital and her excitement was obvious. She successfully received corrective surgery on 25th April 2022 and is happy with the results. Jessica first suffered fistula in September …Read More

I travelled five-and-a-half-hour-long journey to receive free fistula treatment

Francisca Chepng’eno is a 39-year-old mother of two living in Bomet. She has a heavy accent that slightly strains our communication, but we push through. Francisca sounds a bit tired; she is still recovery from her surgery. Francisca first suffered fistula in 2002 during the delivery of her second child. She suffered prolonged labour and …Read More

I lived with fistula for 17 years

Taabu Kaingu is a 52-year-old mother of six living in Tezo, Kilifi County. She’s in high spirits but not too chatty while we conduct the interview. She successfully received corrective surgery on 28th March 2022 and is satisfied with the results so far. When a baby comes into the world, it is a joyous occasion. …Read More

I was told I was cursed and needed spiritual intervention

Jasmila Celina Kalama Charo is a 35-year-old lady residing in Malindi. Before speaking to her, I spoke to her caregiver who was very warm. When Jasmila comes to the phone, she sounds frail and tired but agrees to proceed with the interview. Hers is a special story. Jasmila lived a normal, fulfilling life until 2017 …Read More

I am excited to resume my social activities in the community

Elina Shida Sultan is a 43-year-old mother of eight living in Kasangu, Kilifi County. She is very calm and composed during the interview. She successfully received corrective surgery on 28th March 2022 and is satisfied with the results so far. In October 2020 Elina underwent a myomectomy. This is a surgical procedure to remove fibroids …Read More