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Dignity Restored

Celestine Likim Omuse, 53, is a happy woman after going through a successful fistula reconstructive surgery. Celestine, a mother of one has been indoors for the last six months. This is in contrast to her personality. In normal circumstances, Celestine is a jovial and outgoing woman. Celestine has been suffering from a fistula since October …Read More

Double Tragedy

Memories of what happened in July 2021 in Purity Pendo Kazunguu’s life remain fresh in her mind. This is the month and year Pendo, a mother of one, was expecting her firstborn child. Just like many first-time mothers Pendo had done her due diligence and she knew well the month, and the hospital she will …Read More

New Dawn

Loise Kashutu Kalamo, 45, is a happy woman after going through, a successful surgery to treat a condition that has haunted her for the last 15 years. Loise, a mother of five has been suffering from fistula since 2008 when she delivered her fifth and last-born child. “I delivered normally in hospital but I never …Read More

A New Chapter After Fistula Surgery

When Emiline Mwasi heard about, the fistula camp in Kilifi County her heart leapt with joy. For three years Emiline has been suffering from fistula. She has been eagerly waiting for the day she will get treated for the condition that crippled her. The condition developed while delivering her firstborn child in 2020. Fistula is …Read More

From Loss to Healing

Mary Atieno is a 46-year-old lady living in Migori County. She is married but has no living children. She delivered a still born child in 1993 and has never conceived since then. Mary developed fistula after delivering her child in 1993. She had laboured for a long while and was eager to meet her bundle …Read More

Defying Challenges: Peninah’s Unwavering Spirit Amidst Adversity

Peninah Gati is a 28-year-old mother of 2 living in Kuria East. She is a person living with mental disability and is not very eloquent in her speech but is able to highlight her experience. Peninah narrates that she developed fistula in 2019 while delivering her 2nd child. She had laboured at home for 4 …Read More

Triumph Over Trials: Nasieku Nuntet’s Journey to Healing and Hope

Nasieku Nuntet is a 24-year-old mother of 1 who lives in Sekenani, Narok County with her husband. Nasieku developed fistula in August 2019 when she was delivering her child. She had visited the local hospital for delivery but was referred to Narok Hospital where she delivered her bundle of joy. 2 weeks after delivery, Nasieku …Read More

I was sinking into depression

Betty Kagemi is a 26-year-old mother of two living in Magutueni, Tharaka Nithi. She sounds excited as we speak. She is just getting discharge from hospital where she successfully underwent corrective surgery for recto-vaginal fistula on 23rd May. Betty first developed fistula while delivering her first child in February 2020. She had prolonged labour. Her …Read More

I will empower women to seek treatment

Juliet Kaithani is a 75-year-old mother of seven living in Mugwe. She sounds a bit tired, and her speech is slightly slurred. She does not speak English or Swahili and we therefore need the assistance of a nurse to translate. Juliet developed fistula in 1988 when delivering her last child. She underwent a caesarean section …Read More

My self-esteem is improved

Stella Nyambura is a 37-year-old mother of three from Baringo. She travelled 222km, all the way to Tharaka Nithi hoping to get a solution to her problem. When I speak to her the joy and elation is clear in her voice. Having successfully delivered two children, Stella did not anticipate developing any complications. Like any …Read More