Imagine not being able to control your flow or urine or feaces. Imagine having your loved ones leave you because they were too embarrassed to be around you. Imagine passing through such challenges and finally having a successful repair surgery!
This is what 15 women passed through recently and thanks to sponsorship from Diamond Bank PLC, they are now living normal lives.
Recently, these women received free repair surgeries at the Kwara Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State.
I was particularly touched by the stories of two women – Blessing & Turafat, who had passed through shame, rejection and a lot of challenges while they struggled with the embarrassing effects of Vesico Vaginal Fistula. Blessing’s husband left her, Turafat had to leave her job….
Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) is a serious disability that can be experienced by women after childbirth. They are holes resulting from the breakdown in the tissue between the vaginal wall and the bladder or rectum caused by unrelieved obstructed labour. The consequence of such damage is a woman’s inability to control the flow of urine or faeces.
Once again, I’m thankful to Diamond Bank for their sponsorship of this project.
Watch their inspiring stories below: