Meet Danba!

Danba is seventeen and lives with her husband in a Kuranko tribe farming community in rural Northeastern Sierra Leone. The region surrounding her community lacks adequate road systems and is not easily accessible from the outside, so most women give birth without medical help. After becoming pregnant, she was in painful labor for five days before giving birth to a stillborn baby and developing a fistula. Because of her painful injury, her village treated her as an outcast and her friends and family were hostile towards her because of something she couldn’t fix. She heard about the West Africa Fistula Foundation from a relative, and desperate for a cure, she travelled alone across Sierra Leone to Bo. Thanks to our donors and supporters, Danba received her free surgery and can begin a new life, healed.


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