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GLOBAL | winter 2003


Fighting Fistula

Ms. Winter 2003

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It used to happen to women in the United States. Now it happens mostly to women in the third world. When it happens, it ruins a life. It's called obstetric fistula-a perforation in the vagina-and it's usually caused by a childbirth gone wrong. It's almost always curable, if there's a place to go for help.

How to HELP

The American Friends Foundation for Childbirth Injuries is the only non-profit organization in the United States which is devoted exclusively to supporting the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. You can send your tax-deductible donation to: American Friends Foundation for Childbirth Injuries:

4030 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 105
San Jose, CA 95117

Doctor with fistula patientTo donate by credit card, Network For Good provides a secure, online transaction environment, or you can call us at 1-866-756-3700 .

Love a Sister. It costs $450 for the Fistula Hospital to restore a woman's health and dignity. If one of the fistula women were your sister, wouldn't you give her the money? Well, you can do it for someone else's sister by letting us bill your credit card for just $37.50 each month for a year. Call 1-866-756-3700 and start loving a sister now.

To donate securities, please call 1-866-756-3700 . For other information, please e-mail info@fistulahospital.org .

Visit here to support Fistula Hospital from the U.K.

Visit here to support Fistula Hospital from Australia.

To support Fistula Hospital from Sweden, contact the Stiftelsen Fistulasjukhuset at christina_and@yahoo.se .

AFFCI's EIN (tax) number is 77-0547201.

Article courtesy of THE AMERICAN FRIENDS FOUNDATION FOR CHILDBIRTH INJURIES