HFOS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that advocates for women and girls suffering from and at risk for obstetric and traumatic fistula. We share their stories and raise support for the effective treatment and prevention of this hope-destroying condition. We partner with doctors, foundations, and others committed to bringing an end to fistula and to caring for these women and girls. Currently, our work is mostly based in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Nepal. We seek to eradicate fistula by way of a three-pronged, cyclical approach – prevention, treatment and aftercare. Our ultimate goal is for hope to be renewed in each woman and girl’s heart.
Generating hope through women’s health and empowerment.
Our vision is a world where women are valued, live to their fullest potential, and are positive change-agents within their communities.