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Director’s Notes

April 12, 2023
Executive Director, Soja Orlowski, shares the first quarter update for our programs in Burkina Faso, Niger, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya. See what our local champions have accomplished!
June 15, 2022
WFF’s Executive Director, Soja Orlowski, shares the mid- year update for our programs in Burkina Faso, Niger, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya. See what our local champions have accomplished!
December 27, 2021
Executive Director announces our promise was kept. WFF significantly ramped-up services in 2021…approaching pre-pandemic services levels!
August 25, 2021
WFF Executive Director, Soja Orlowski, discusses new funding opportunities and highlights our grantees 2021 goals. Even with the emergence of the COVID-19 variants, our grantees continue to adapt while safely serving and protecting women in need.
December 22, 2020
WFF Executive Director, Soja Orlowksi, discusses the goals of our grantees and how we plan to restore hope for women in 2021. Thank you for standing by us through this difficult time, we couldn’t have done it without you.
September 24, 2020
Because of supporters like you, I’m happy to report grantees in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Ethiopia are able to resume additional services this month to vulnerable women with childbirth injuries!
May 5, 2020
Through this pandemic, our work has continued. With the help of our remarkable grantees, WFF services have been adapted to ensure the safety of local staff and the women we serve.
April 15, 2020
In this 25th anniversary year for WFF, we expected to celebrate. Certainly, we did NOT expect to postpone our spring events, social distance from supporters like you and confront a global COVID-19 pandemic. None of the current guidance is easy: social distancing, wearing masks and staying at home. Together, we will get through this difficult time.
August 14, 2019

Soja Orlowski shares how our Ugandan partner, Alice Emasu, has come to embody the best way to change the world.

April 24, 2019
The University of Illinois recognizes WFF Executive Director Soja Orlowski’s work to advance women’s health in a recent story about her trip to Africa in March and Chicago fundraiser in May.
March 26, 2019
Schaumburg, Ill. – Worldwide Fistula Fund’s Executive Director has fought to advance the cause of women and girls with childbirth injuries for nearly five years. She will share her experiences meeting fistula survivors in Africa for the first time at An Evening to Restore Dignity on May 2 in Chicago.
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