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Each year, 18 women who have fistula surgery at Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation are selected to join the Mabinti Training Center, where they learn sewing, printing and jewelry-making. They're also taught how to speak English and run a small business.

Each year, 18 women who have fistula surgery at Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation are selected to join the Mabinti Training Center, where they learn sewing, printing and jewelry-making. They're also taught how to speak English and run a small business.

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Doctor raises money for obstetric fistula surgeries

A fate worse than death for some African women

It's a condition practically unheard of in the United States and most Western countries. But in a culture where a woman's status and dignity is decided by her ability to provide a husband with multiple children, it can be a fate worse than death.