Terrewode Women's Fund

Our Vision

To support quality surgical treatment and social reintegration to thousands of Ugandan women suffering from obstetric fistula.

 

What we do

Working with TERREWODE, we promote holistic care and training for women suffering from obstetric fistula by financially supporting the construction of a dedicated women’s fistula hospital and rehabilitation center.

 

We support building a fistula hospital in Soroti Uganda. Current treatment efforts are inadequate due to inadequate health services currently available. A dedicated hospital will provide surgical treatment to 600 women each year in a clean and nurturing environment.

 

The hospital will give women needed health care prior to surgery, building their health to promote healing after surgery. They will be able to stay at the hospital after surgery, long enough to fully heal. Many women have been living on the fringe of communities, ostracized because they were incontinent and smelled. They will receive counseling and skill training to prepare them to return to the community and be self supporting.

We support TERREWODE

​Since 1999, TERREWODE has offered support to women in the Teso Region of Uganda. TERREWODE is a registered Ugandan nonprofit, founded, directed and staffed by Ugandan health professionals.

 

Through financially supporting TERREWODE, the Uganda Fistula Fund supports vital surgeries and needed health services that can change the lives of thousands of women each year. 

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Terrewode Women's Fund

2293 Alder Street

Eugene, Oregon 97405

info@terrewodewomensfund.org

EIN 47-230-4060

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