Our fistula clinics have post-surgical rehabilitation programmes which are a vital part of our patients recovery and help prepare them for reintegration back into society.
In PREP, (Patient Rehabilitation, Education and Empowerment Programme), patients are taught life skills that offer the women and girls opportunities for their futures:
Thanks to the generosity of supporters, our Fistula Care Centre in Malawi is piloting a goat rearing project to support former patients. We identified four former fistula patients living in the Salima district and provided them with micro finance training, information on animal husbandry and three vaccinated kid goats (two female and one male) with a view to them raising and breeding domestic goats.Why goats?
Malawi is known as the warm heart of Africa due to its friendly and kind hearted people. A tea room is a local restaurant where tea and buns are sold any time of the day, usually from as early as 5am to 8pm. Tea rooms are common in the central region of Malawi and everything is sold at an affordable price.
Thanks to the generosity of supporters, our Fistula Care Centre in Malawi is piloting a Tea Room business as another income generating activity to support former fistula patients. We identified five former fistula patients living in Mitundu, Lilongwe district and provided them with micro finance training, training in scone and tea making, customer care and team room management, to equip them with the basic knowledge required to establish and run a successful tea room.
Vegetable farming is the growing of vegetable crops, primarily for use as human food. Vegetable farming is known to be a profitable business in Malawi.
Thanks to the generosity of supporters, our Fistula Care Centre in Malawi is piloting a Vegetable Gardening initiative as another income generating activitiy to support former fistula patients. The idea is for every participant to be given all the necessary materials to start their vegetable gardening. This project is running in Lilongwe district and seven participants have been selected to participate.