Felicia - 38yrs old
20 years ago Felicia left home in the Congo to get work in Uganda. She met a man in Uganda and got married. She happily became pregnant but the baby died during childbirth and she developed a VVF (vesico-vaginal fistula). Because of her urinary incontinence her husband abandoned her so she returned home the Congo to live with her parents. She is the youngest of 8 children. 3 of her siblings have been killed in the civil war in the Congo. Militias raid the village and kill villagers quite regularly.
Her family heard about the surgical camp in Fort Portal on the radio in Congo. Her parents raised the money and travelled with her to seek help. The journey took 3 days in the back of a pickup truck. It is a tough journey because the Rwenzori Mountains divide Congo from Uganda.
The injury was repaired during the camp in 2016.
Since the surgery she has been totally continent for the first time in 20 years. She will be able to work and integrate into her community again.