This is why it’s important to support women reproductive health

Female Genital Mutilation and Obstetric Fistula

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia.   FGM is one of the causes of obstetric fistula and urethral damage because procedures used in the practice especially among girls and women having their first deliveries from some East Africa’s rural communities where we work. 

This is why you should support work to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation
 –  ICOD Action Network has enrolled 1070 girls and  women into our reproductive health program.  We want to reachout and support as many we can.
 –  With over 1000 recorded cases and hundreds more unrecorded, we’re putting every effort and resources to try and bring down the number.

Contributing to this project is an opportunity for contributors to positively aid in the mitigation of one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century, FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.The total end of Female genital Mutilation means that millions of women will be able to live healthier and productive lives. Your donation will help patients who would otherwise not have gotten this life saving surgery to live healthier, and rebuild their lives.  All girls and women have rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture, inhuman treatment, and the right to life. When you contribute to our project, you helping women achieve all.

 – Small things make a big difference, please donate to our campaign and encourage a friend to do the same through this link



From now until 2014 until Friday February 28, 2014 19:00 GMT, I am running a contest to see which supporter can refer in the most friends, family and followers to my campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation!  Everyone is eligible!  All you have to do is go to the campaign homepage, grab a unique URL in the “Share this Campaign” field (below the pitch video) and get the word out as best you can.  There will be two winners: one for most total referrals and overall contributions referred in (min $100) and the second winner is one who refers the second highest contributors (min $50)  Anytime anyone clicks your unique link (that you copied from the camping page and sent them) to get to our page, Indiegogo tracks that activity and “credits” you with the referral.  I can then see who has generated the most traffic to my campaign.  Whoever does so DURING THIS CONTEST PERIOD will win Either a unique and beautiful African art craft ($127 value), or special African earrings if female or a unique bark cloth wallet if male ($43 value).  

Here is the general campaign link

Click, then grab your unique link to share!  FYI, using the “Share” tools on the homepage works as well, as it automatically ties you to your post on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or Email.

WINNING TIP: Send your close friends and family a personal request to contribute to the campaign and follow up with them.

More Details – from campaign Update tab


In support of our $3790 fundraising, I am excited to announce the second referral contest. Our first winners are listed on the campaign Updates tab. Thank you Eddy and Mario for your incredible support and helping me reach out to contributors.

I am now rolling out these fantastic referral prizes in the coming days as we push for the fundraising goal and grow our efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation.


#1 – This referral competition runs from today Tuesday February 25, 2014 until Friday February 28, 2014 19:00 GMT.

#2 – The top referrers will be ranked based on people that they have referred to my campaign and the total level of contribution from those referrals.

#3 – To start referring, share the campaign link (below the video on the campaign’s Indiegogo home page) and get your network to contribute. Send your close friends and family a personal request to contribute to the campaign. Make sure you use that link to track your referrals.

#4 – I will publish a regular board on the campaign update page

–  1st prize for the top referrer is another unique and beautiful African art craft (value $127) perfect for your living room.

–  2nd place gets a pair of African earrings if female or a unique bark cloth wallet if male ($43 value)

–  I will send a thank you note on the campaign’s update section for the first 10 referrers

–  Anyone worldwide can participate

– Please don’t worry about shipping costs for your prizes

Thank you everyone for your fantastic support.

You only have a few days, so get referring now and win one of these great prizes.  Keep watching out for other great prizes to come on Saturday March 1, 2014.

Click here to donate to my campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation