We believe no woman should endure a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into this world.

Fistula Foundation is the global leader in fistula treatment, providing more surgeries to more women than any other organization, including the U.S. government and United Nations.

We work to engage the support of people worldwide who are eager to see a day when no woman suffers from obstetric fistula or a severe perineal tear. Raising funds from donors around the globe, we strategically direct these funds to doctors and hospitals providing life-transforming surgery in areas of high unmet need. Our goal is to end the needless suffering of women with fistula or untreated tears, restoring their health and ability to fully contribute to their families and communities.

Since 2009, we have supported treatment in 33 countries in Africa and Asia. Even with this growth, we remain humbled by the profound need for every dollar we raise. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are my donations to Fistula Foundation tax deductible?

Absolutely! Fistula Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 in the United States. Click here to view our official letter stating our tax-exempt status

Supporters in the UK and Australia can provide tax-exempt gifts through the following Fistula Foundation’s The Life You Can Save web pages:



How can I update my existing monthly donation?
  • If you need to update your credit card information or the amount of your monthly gift, you can do so by creating a new subscription— we’ll take care of removing the old information.  
  • Or please call our office at 408-249-9596, and we will handle the changes on our end.
What is Fistula Foundation's tax ID number?

Fistula Foundation’s U.S. Tax Identification Number is 77-0547201.

For further inquiries, please contact Jackelen Renteria-Bustos, Marketing and Communications Associate, by email (jackelen@fistulafoundation.org) or phone (408-249-9596).

Who We Are

Our teams in the U.S., Kenya, and Zambia are made up of dedicated professionals with diverse talents, experiences and educational credentials.

Our Accountability

We achieve more, dollar for dollar, than any charity you’ll find. But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at our ratings from every industry watchdog group.

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