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Seattle group offers new hope for Kenyan women with fistulas

One by One, a Seattle-based organization, works in western Kenya to fund surgeries for women with fistulas. So far, 525 women — many of them shunned by their families — have been treated.

BY ABIGAIL HIGGINS / SPECIAL TO THE SEATTLE TIMES

ELDORET, Kenya — After three days in labor, Susan Kapkarich’s baby was stuck, only one of her legs protruding from her mother’s body.

Fearing for her life, her husband and other villagers carried her on a wooden chair for four hours to the clinic closest to her home in western Kenya. click here to read story

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