Meet Theresa!

Theresa is twenty-nine years old and has had six pregnancies. Sadly, these pregnancies resulted in four miscarriages and two stillborn babies. During her last pregnancy in 2005, she was in labor for seven long days before delivering a stillborn baby and developing obstetric fistula. Her husband and family abandoned her because of her injury and the shame of failing to produce a living child. She adopted her five year-old niece, and lived eight years with fistula before she was found by a nurse and brought by HAIKAL Outreach Team to the West Africa Fistula Foundation. Thanks to our donors and supporters, Theresa received an obstetric fistula repair surgery.


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