Hope for recovery and a better future.
Dear partner and friend,
Meet- 32 year-old Carolyn Musungu, the resident of Bumayi village in Kakamega County is no stranger to misfortunes that life brings.
She first learned she had obstetric fistula, last month, through a church member and obstetric fistula survivor, Jane Awino, (Jane was successfully repaired in 2021) who was kind enough and directed her to our offices in Mumias.
Carolyn was confirmed, through a verbal and physical screening to have vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) an abnormal opening between the bladder and the vagina that results in continuous urinary incontinence. A condition that resulted from a prolonged and obstructed labor.
Carolyn’s journey to Gynocare women’s hospital and treatment will be free of charge courtesy of Fistula Foundation. This means the world to women like Carolyn, who come from underprivileged backgrounds.
This, comes after the mother of five and widow had been struggling with the debilitating child birth injury for close to a decade now.
We partnered with the Foundation to reduce the burden on marginalized and vulnerable women and to provide a coordinated, comprehensive and effective treatment and reintegration services and prevent fistula in communities through raising awareness.