Karma Footprint: Brunch For Bricks - for Fistula Foundation

Fistula Foundation

KARMA FOOTPRINT : $2,855 / £1,900 for Fistula Foundation

WHO : VERVE & VERVE global members

WHAT : Brunch For Bricks | Brunches hosted globally to raise funds for a Fistula Hospital in Kenya   

WHEN : 26 & 27 September 2015

WHY : VERVE women worldwide got together and brunched for a good cause - to help build a Fistula Hospital in Kenya. Each person who brunched donated $25 / £25. All donations were matched by an anonymous donour. Brunches popped up in 7 cities, states and countries: London, NYC, Paris, Tucson, Kansas City, California and Virginia.

A massive thankyou to all that brunched!

What Is Fistula?

“An obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labor, leaving a woman incontinent of urine or feces or both.

For women with obstructed labor, labor that goes unattended, the labor can last up to six or seven days. The labor produces contractions that push the baby’s head against the mother’s pelvic bone. The soft tissues between the baby’s head and the pelvic bone are compressed and do not receive adequate blood flow. The lack of blood flow causes this delicate tissue to die, and where it dies holes are created between the laboring mother’s bladder and vagina and/or between the rectum and vagina. This is what produces incontinence in a fistula patient.

For every woman that gets treatment, at least 50 go without. We know that one million women in this world suffer from untreated obstetric fistula.”

Read more about fistula from Fistula Foundation HERE

If this event inspires you to give back - donate to Fistula Foundation HERE

 

What Is Karma Footprint?

Your Karma Footprint is the amount of good you release into the atmosphere as a result of your actions as individuals, organizations, communities and collectives.

VERVE events are centered around women coming together in cities all over the world in order to harness our power, wield it wisely, and make a difference in a very real way.

"What you do matters."

- KARMA

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