| Jul 20, 2016
Celebrating Opportunity and a Special Announcement
Photo credit: Sala Lewis
At Kupona, we’re passionate about opportunity. In our 2015 Annual Report, available now, you’ll find stories of individual lives changed, figures that depict the scale of our collective impact, and testimonies from members of our community, encapsulating a year where we embraced opportunities to unlock potential like never before.
Your support is saving lives
In 2015, your donations, and grants from institutional partners helped to provide life changing surgical and rehabilitative care for 7,800 people with visual impairments, 397 children with cleft lip/palate, 619 new patients living with clubfoot, and 920 women suffering with obstetric fistula.
“I’m so happy CCBRT is here. Before, there was nowhere for people with disabilities to go. Now there is a place for parents and children to find treatment and comfort. I think CCBRT is the best hospital, especially as a disability hospital.”
~Monica, mother of baby Nelson, who was born with clubfoot
We’re shining a light on a silent tragedy
Since 2009, Kupona supporters have contributed over $1.3million to the treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula in Tanzania. In May, with support from our friends at Johnson & Johnson, we co-hosted our first Twitter chat on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula with CCBRT, UNFPA and Fistula Foundation. We made over 3.8 million impressions as we shared our vision of a world without fistula and just some of the lessons we’ve learned from CCBRT’s high impact programs
On the same day, we launched the Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula exhibition at the New York University Kimmel Center, shining a spotlight on the experiences of women living with and recovering from obstetric fistula.
We’re excited to announce that the Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula exhibition, originally scheduled to close on July 4th, has been extended until December 31st, 2016. We’ve been thrilled by the response to this project, and we couldn’t let it close just yet. Thanks to our friends at Johnson & Johnson, the UNFPA-led Campaign to End Fistula, Fistula Foundation, and New York University for their continued support. You can visit this powerful collection on the 6th floor of the NYU Kimmel Center on Washington Square South in NYC.
The exhibition is a beautiful reminder that there is dignity and value in every person’s story. Not only does the artist capture the transformative power of a successful surgery, but also the inherent stigma-busting power of a woman who is unafraid to tell her story as someone living with or having lived with a fistula.”
~Zack Langway, Kupona supporter
Lives and communities have been changed by your support. You are the driving force that makes this progress possible. Thank you for standing with us as we empower the people of Tanzania with access to life changing, high quality healthcare.