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Worldwide Fistula Fund at Gates Discovery Center

November 30 – December 1, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
440 Fifth Ave N
Seattle, WA

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Worldwide Fistula Fund was proud to be invited to participate in the 2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Discovery Center Giving Marketplace. The Giving Marketplace is a pop-up holiday shopping event at the Discovery Center which offers the public the opportunity to buy socially-conscious gifts from organizations that give back to communities, locally and globally.

Last year the event drew 1,942 visitors over the course of two days. This year, the Marketplace featured approximately 40 organizations that enabled visitors to purchase gifts or give direct donations to support charitable causes.

WFF participated in 2018, eager to spread awareness of the suffering of women and girls from obstetric fistula and other devastating childbirth injuries. Holiday gifts were available for purchase, all of which were hand-crafted by fistula survivors that have participated in WFF programs for surgical intervention and social reintegration services.


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center takes visitors of all ages on an interactive journey that brings to life the connections we share with others across the globe. Discover innovations and inventions that are helping to create a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life. Immerse yourself in debates about education, health and poverty. Take action on a cause that you care about. Open 10am – 5pm Tue – Sat and admission is free.