Steps can be taken to remedy barriers facing Sierra Leonean women

Provide medical training – After recovering from issues associated with a problematic labor, many women do not wish to return to the communities who have turned their backs on them. AWASH helps provide training to these women to become midwives to help spread knowledge and provide assistance to mothers in need.

Encourage education – Even a slight increase in education and awareness can have a major impact on the general health of mothers and both in utero and postnatal babies. In addition to training women to become midwives, we’re also focused on providing information that they can take to the villages in Sierra Leone to teach women about their options.

Offer support services – Physical, mental, and emotional support services are critical for women who have already overcome pregnancy-related complications and may have been ostracized and abandoned by their families.

Provide access – A portion of donated money will go to transporting women to Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, where they can receive medical attention and counseling.

Repair fistulas – Fistulas are treatable, preventable conditions with which no woman should suffer.
• The success rate for fistula repair is 90% in uncomplicated cases
• It costs approximately $300 per patient for each procedure, including pre- and postoperative care.


100% of each donated dollar contributes directly toward patient care and/or hospital infrastructure.

Get involved - If you’re interested in donating money or supplies to AWASH, contact us and we can determine how we may be able to work together.

AWASH is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contributions to AWASH are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
AWASH’s tax identification number is 27-0201161.

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