Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club President Debbie Rodriguez and club member Becky Raymond traveled to New York City this week to present a grant from the club to the Freedom From Fistula Foundation.
Angela McCabe, the Foundation’s development director, accepted the $1,800 check, and the trio discussed various Foundation projects being started or already under way in the African nations of Sierra Leone, Malawi, and Madagascar. (Click on the links to get updates on the work in each country.)
They also had the opportunity to have lunch at the United Nations, located across United Nations Plaza from the Foundation office. Each January, the UN hosts “Rotary Day at the UN.”
McCabe will be supplying further details, and Becky and Debbie will head up exploration of potential partnerships with Rotary Clubs in the aforementioned countries. They then will report back to the club with an eye on possibly applying for a Rotary Global Grant with a focus on fistula prevention.
If you need to have your knowledge of the fistula problem refreshed, just click here to see the 2016 presentation Becky made to the club to heighten our awareness of the need for assistance.