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Meet Mariatu!

Mariatu is twenty-six years old and lives with her supportive husband in Kenema, a town 200 miles east of Freetown. She has had two pregnancies and has sadly lost both her babies. Her first baby was anemic at four months and did not survive a malaria outbreak. She lost her second baby during a painful three days in labor and developed a fistula as a result. She was found by a nurse, and her mother brought her to the West Africa Fistula Foundation. Thanks to our donors and supporters, Mariatu received her surgery!

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