With a wider goal to ‘End Fistula’ the Fistula Patients Training and Rehabilitation Centre was inaugurated at the Koohi Goth Hospital in November 2010 with the funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The center provides training in home gardening, embroidery, tailoring, knitting, and health and hygiene.
Patients in the greatest need receive either a sewing machine or a small grant for income generation activities upon discharge from the hospital.
The objectives of the rehabilitation project are
· To provide accommodation support for wait-in fistula patient
· To render sympathetic counseling to each and every mentally disturbed fistula patient for their psychological and moral support
· distribution of rehabilitation material for self-employment and earning
· basic education for their confidence building ensuring reproductive health and rights
In the center we have an instructor who encourages the patients to do anything related to their interests, such as embroidery, tailoring, and various other activities.
Mostly, women from rural areas are familiar with these kinds of activities, but after suffering through a fistula and corrective surgeries, they are psychologically affected.
With this project we try to improve their living conditions, not only by giving them something to do in their free time, but also a potential source of income to help them break the cycle of poverty.