30 September 2010

Dear friends,

Thank you so much for coming to the book release, or at least sending good vibes our way! We had a great turnout! But I apologize for not having enough books available at the book release. My bad.

You can now buy the book here.

All proceeds go to the Campaign to End Fistula. An obstetric fistula occurs when proper maternal health care is not available, usually in poorer countries. Women can sometimes be in labor for days. When the labor is prolonged, the mother usually loses the child, and a hole is worn in the birth canal, causing incontinence. Because of the stench from incontinence, women are then usually shunned by their family and community. It is terrible, preventable, and curable.

With a simple $300 USD surgery, a fistula can be repaired and a woman can get her life back.

The money raised by the We Are Women Project has already been enough to pay for one woman's surgery.

The book is available as a paperback($11)  or ebook ($7). Shipping is only a couple dollars for the paperback.

To learn more about obstetric fistula, go to http://endfistula.org/

and to buy the book, go here, on lulu.com!

Thank you so much for all of your love and support. I feel like I'm in a dream! I am so happy that the book is done, that it is so beautiful, that people are being educated about obstetric fistula, and that we are doing what we can! What a great feeling!

Love, Allison

P.S. On the sidebar, we have a beautiful new button available for you to place on your blogs and websites. Thank you so much to fifth & hazel for designing it, and to Elizabeth Blevins for providing the photo used in the button.

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