Fistula is condition that affects women at birth, often a result of young mothers giving birth without professional support in the desert or as a result of FGM. It affects thousands of women in Somaliland. For a long time Fistula was a life sentence. Women abandoned by their families, husbands, facing stigma and exclusion from community.
World Vision supports the women access treatment and turn their lives around with surgery, psycho social support and livelihood assistance.