Lonely, trapped and ashamed, such is the picture of Everylne Omondi’s life for the past eighteen years. The birth of her second and last born child in 2005 left her traumatized.
The debilitating yet preventable and treatable child birth injury has been physically, emotionally and socially exhausting for the 60 year-old who was discriminated by her husband, relatives and friends.
Recently identified by Idd Machego (Idd is a spouse to a fistula survivor and a member of the Kakamega Fistula male involvement group, a group that fiercely through creative, engaging and innovative ways raise awareness on the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula)
Just moments after a verbal and physical screening, and with her clothes packed and bus ticket to Cherangany nursing hospital ( a treatment network funded by the charity Fistula Foundation ) for the very first time in a long while, Everylne feels good about the next chapter of her life.
She looks forward to being dry and hopefully be able to socialize again!
Prevention is the key to ending fistula. And Women And Development Against Distress In Africa(WADADIA) we employ various strategies to drive awareness and action to #EndFistula from our all female soccer team, Wadadia Fc to male involvement groups. With each strategy registering remarkable results, however, we have a long way to go, to donate and help us reach more people with key fistula messages visit: https://wadadia-nonprofits.org/donate/ and support our prevention efforts.