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Guest Blog — We’re Proud To Join WFF

June 14, 2018

Guest blog by Barbara Gauld, Board Chair, One By One, Director, Worldwide Fistula Fund

As the One By One Board Chair, it is my pleasure to share this exciting news with you: we are completing the final steps to join forces with Worldwide Fistula Fund!

Our combined organization will impact more women and girls suffering from childbirth injuries in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger and Uganda.

The OBO community in Seattle is going to keep fighting fistula! We’re proud to join dedicated WFF supporters like you who live all around the world.

We’ve received nothing but positive feedback about merging with WFF from OBO’s program partners, donors, volunteers, board members and founder.

OBO Board Chair Barb Gauld addresses supporters.
OBO Board Chair Barb Gauld addresses supporters at the annual Celebration of International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23, 2018 in Seattle. Supporters learned about OBO’s merger with WFF, celebrated all they’ve accomplished together, and raised $63,000 to keep fighting fistula.

WFF is the oldest organization in the United States serving women and girls devastated by fistula, and it has cultivated a reputation for excellence that we’re excited to promote, support and uphold! We share the same care philosophy: build strong partnerships with local organizations in low-resource countries to empower them to heal and prevent childbirth injuries.

In addition to bringing our premier programming in Kenya to WFF, we bring our energy, commitment and expertise. Four OBO Board Members, including me, have joined the WFF Board and many other supporters will serve as volunteers on committees. We look forward to holding more events in Seattle, where we’ve raised more than $6 million since 2005. We also can’t wait to get to know all our new friends dedicated to WFF!

Please accept my gratitude for welcoming us to WFF. I had the pleasure of meeting some of WFF’s wonderful supporters at the annual An Evening to Restore Dignity on May 17 in Chicago, and I look forward to the places we will go together!

Kind regards,

Barbara Gauld.

Barbara Gauld
Board Chair, One By One
Director, Worldwide Fistula Fund