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Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future

by Kupona Foundation
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future

Summary

The Mabinti Centre ('Mabinti') is a socio-economic empowerment program that provides vocational training and mentorship to women recovering from obstetric fistula, a debilitating childbirth related injury. By developing their skills in sewing, screen printing, beading, business skills and English, Mabinti empowers women with the tools and confidence they need to become financially independent, either by starting their own business or securing employment.

$50,000
total goal
$32,181
remaining
135
donors
1
monthly donor
2
fundraisers
2
years

Challenge

Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor without access to quality healthcare. Fistula causes chronic incontinence. In 90% of cases the baby does not survive the traumatic delivery. Social stigma means women are often abandoned by their families and community. As a result, women with fistula are among the poorest, most marginalized people in the world. Surgery is just the first step in recovery as women face the challenge of rebuilding their entire lives.

Solution

Mabinti supports the socioeconomic empowerment of women recovering from fistula, providing invaluable holistic support as women navigate their recovery. Mabinti offers training and mentorship in sewing, screen-printing, beading, design, English, and business skills. Trainees earn an income as they complete six months of training, with the option to progress to an advanced two-month internship. The highest performing graduates also have opportunities for future employment at The Mabinti Centre.

Long-Term Impact

Funds raised will support Mabinti's annual operating costs and investments in the program's growth. An investment in The Mabinti Centre transforms tragedy into opportunity for the women supported. Mabinti imparts a range of knowledge and skills that enable women to secure an income, helping them to build brighter, healthier futures for themselves and their families, and to become productive members of their communities.

Resources

http:/​/​www.kuponafoundation.org
Kupona Foundation Website
CCBRT Website
The Mabinti Centre Facebook Page
Kupona Foundation Annual Report 2017

Organization Information

Kupona Foundation

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @KuponaFdn
Project Leader:
Abbey Kocan
Executive Director
Saratoga Springs, NY United States
$17,819 raised of $50,000 goal
 
219 donations
$32,181 to go
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