This Mother’s Day weekend Rotary donates $500 to Freedom From Fistula Foundation

Angela McCabe (Development Director) explaining the goal of the FFF http://www.freedomfromfistula.org/  of helping women in Africa.

  • 1 woman every 2 seconds is seriously injured or disabled giving birth
  • An estimated 2 million women and girls in Africa live with obstetric fistula
  • It is estimated that another 100,000 develop the condition every year
  • More than 500,000 women die each year during pregnancy or childbirth, mostly in developing nations
  • 80% of these deaths are completely avoidable
  • In 2005, 8 million women around the world experienced life-threatening complications during pregnancy and childbirth

*Source: AFri-Dev.Info

IMG_7319IMG_7320

Guest speaker Angela McCabe and Rotary Club President, Rory Sutherland with Joe Dino Jr. ( Rotary International)

One Response

  1. Thank you from the Freedom from Fistula Foundation to the wonderful and generous members of the Rotary Club of the Palisades!

Leave a Reply

Edgewater, Leonia, Palisades Park