JOIN THE SISTERHOOD
We mamas are blessed to part of a wider community of mothers all around the world. Sisters are a special type of community, though, something a bit deeper, a bit more...real. So what makes someone a sister? It's when we love and care about one another. It's when we stand up and speak out for one another. It's giving, caring, and supporting one another, through good times and bad.
Welcome to the sisterhood of modern mamas.
This is where we show we care, not just with words, but with actions too.
let's be there for each other
We mamas are now connected by that miracle time in our lives - the day (or night) we gave birth and became a mother forevermore. Not all women in the world have the same opportunities and facilities we do in our Western societies, and too often, this most magical time is a time of fear, pain and loss for those beautiful mamas. Here's how we can help.
The fistula foundation
The Fistula Foundation trains surgeons and funds operations to repair obstetric fistula, a devastating injury caused by difficult childbirth that renders the mama incontinent. Obstetric fistula affects the poorest women in the poorest parts of the developing world. More than 75 percent of women who suffer from fistula have endured labor that lasted three days or longer, usually with loss of the baby.
Fistula can only be cured with surgery, and without proper treatment, women often find it difficult to reintegrate into their communities, including facing ostracism by their families.
Can you even imagine... Words can't express how our hearts go to these women. But at least our actions can!
The Fistula Foundation has supported fistula treatment in 31 countries across Africa and Southeast Asia.
Note: This nonprofit is listed as one of the top charities to donate to in the world by Peter Singer's The Life You Can Save program, for its effectiveness at making a difference and using funds well. Read more here.