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Building community and raising funds to end obstetric fistula


Terrewode Women's Community Hospital Co-Founder Alice Emasu speaks to supporters at Gallery Onyx in Seattle on May 3, 2023.
Terrewode Women's Community Hospital Co-Founder Alice Emasu speaks to supporters at Gallery Onyx in Seattle on May 3, 2023.

What a wonderful whirlwind it was to see so many of you at our recent events in St. Louis, Austin, Eugene, and Seattle! At each gathering, our extraordinary partner and Terrewode Executive Director Alice Emasu reinforced our shared commitment to ending obstetric fistula.


Together, we raised more than $110,000 to provide more women and girls high-quality, holistic fistula treatment at Terrewode Women's Community Hospital — the first and only medical facility of its kind in Uganda offering specialized fistula care, social support, and reintegration services.


In addition to state-of-the-art health care, Terrewode Women's Community Hospital advances initiatives to prevent fistula, improve maternal health, and empower economic self-sufficiency among women and girls.


 Tibba Murungi Kabugu (Terrewode Women's Fund Board of Advocates), Lynne Dobson (TWF Board Director and Austin event host), Alice Emasu, and TWF Executive Director Bonnie Ruder on April 29, 2023.
Tibba Murungi Kabugu (Terrewode Women's Fund Board of Advocates), Lynne Dobson (TWF Board Director and Austin event host), Alice Emasu, and TWF Executive Director Bonnie Ruder on April 29, 2023.
More than 1,000 women and girls have received holistic fistula treatment at Terrewode Women's Community Hospital since it opened in 2019.

This year, the goal is to treat 400 more women and girls, ending the unnecessary suffering that fistula causes.


Bonnie Ruder (center) Alice Emasu (second from right) with Eugene event hosts Connie DiMarco (TWF Board Treasurer, second from left) and Audrey Garrett (TWF Board Director, far right), and TWF supporter Meg Hamilton (far left) on April 30, 2023.
Bonnie Ruder (center) Alice Emasu (second from right) with Eugene event hosts Connie DiMarco (TWF Board Treasurer, second from left) and Audrey Garrett (TWF Board Director, far right), and TWF supporter Meg Hamilton (far left) on April 30, 2023.

 

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