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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Stephanie Linus’ Extended Hands Foundation Repairs 35 Women With VVF In Kebbi State

The Extended Hands Foundation, a non-governmental organization with sponsorship from NNPC/SNEPCo has completed the successful repair of 35 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) patients in Kebbi State.




 The pool effort took place at the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development VVF Center in Gesse, Birin-Kebbi and received the co-operation of the Kebbi State Government.

Led by the founder Stephanie Linus, the Extended Hands Foundation team was received by the Governor of the state Dr Abubakar Bagudu and the First Lady Dr Zainab Bagudu. They both paid visits to the women at the VVF Center, showing their support for the cause.

All the repairs have been completed successfully and the women are recovering well.

Stephanie Linus, who spent some time with the women at the VVF Center during the course of the exercise, expressed her appreciation to the sponsors of the pool effort – NNPC/SNEPCo for investing in this cause. She also added that this was the second time the foundation was carrying out such an exercise in Kebbi state.

The team of medical staff was led by Dr Sa’ad Idris, a seasoned VVF Surgeon and former Commissioner for Health in Zamfara State with over 20 years experience in the field. He was assisted by Dr Abubakar Bawa, and other doctors and nurses at the VVF Center.

Against the backdrop of her Child Bride and Fistula advocacy movie, DRY, Stephanie Linus has been taking the message of restoration and hope to real women suffering from VVF. This pool effort goes a long way to show that DRY is more than just a movie, but a tool for touching the lives of women actually living with this condition.


































38 comments:

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

Thank you Stephanie. All these their rich hausa women, what have they done to the girls there.

Anonymous said...

Christians no get sense at all. How many times any muslim-owned organization go south go give Christians aid? She even had to seek for validation by dressing like them! Tufiakwa!

Alloy Chikezie said...

God bless him.

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Ada Nwanbueze said...

Awww God bless this woman.I watched her movie "Dry" last night.

missylynn said...

Nice work Stephanie

Miss Ess said...

God bless her big heart

Ambience said...

Coward. Why did you choose to go anonymous?

ideal cakes 07054561379, BBM C001661C3 said...

May God reward you abundantly for this. There is joy in giving and the Lord that see the heart will reward you deeply. Nature will not forget this.

Bee10 said...

God bless you

O J said...

Anon 10:36 you are so bitter! I pray God supplies your life with abundant honey. These people need help and as a Christian that you claim to be, should know better to love your neighbor as yourself. Thank goodness Stephanie had the good sense to dress like them! Well covered up.... God bless you girl, and I will see you at the top in years to come��. She is going places.....
I need to voluntarily help out in an NGO, it's a passion I have conceived for so long.....

Sultry Onyx said...

Oh please shut it. What's the prevalence rate of vvf among the Christian states? Or. shouldnt she extend the hands where it is actually needed which is northern states because of early marriage amongst the girls? Why am I even wasting time with you? You're just a dim-wit. And What is wrong with her dressing? Anu mpama

jelly said...

Hmmmmm I wonder what she is looking for

Sultry Onyx said...

Well done Stephanie, Dry was actually one of the few Nollywood movies I cried while watching and it was both educative and entertaining at the same time. I'm glad it wasn't just a movie to you though, it's actually a course you're following through. Well done maam

Makason said...

God bless her lovely heart..
Nice one..

Anonymous said...

THIS Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) WILL "NEVER" END. AS THEY R REPAIRING THESE CHILDREN ,OTHERS R BEING FORCED TO MARRY AND FEW MONTHS DOWN D LINE,THEY ALL END UP HERE AND D CHAIN CONTINUES. Y NOT TELL DS HAUSAS TO STOP D BABY MARRIAGE THING AND LETS SEE IF D VVF RATE WONT DROP INSTANTLY. I DNT SERIOUSLY KW WAT SME1 WL ENJOY IN A CHILD'S BODY. IF A MATURED WOMAN CN DIE DURING CHILDBIRTH,OW MCH MORE DS CHILDREN DT THEIR BODIES AREN'T FULLY DEVELOPED?

Anonymous said...

THIS Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) WILL "NEVER" END. AS THEY R REPAIRING THESE CHILDREN ,OTHERS R BEING FORCED TO MARRY AND FEW MONTHS DOWN D LINE,THEY ALL END UP HERE AND D CHAIN CONTINUES. Y NOT TELL DS HAUSAS TO STOP D BABY MARRIAGE THING AND LETS SEE IF D VVF RATE WONT DROP INSTANTLY. I DNT SERIOUSLY KW WAT SME1 WL ENJOY IN A CHILD'S BODY. IF A MATURED WOMAN CN DIE DURING CHILDBIRTH,OW MCH MORE DS CHILDREN DT THEIR BODIES AREN'T FULLY DEVELOPED?

Olarinde Juliet said...

God bless your kind heart Stephanie.

Chinny Baby said...

God bless your sweet heart stephnie.

Anonymous said...


Good on you, Stephanie. Next time, do check what you are wearing closely when meeting with authoritative figure. You have a beautiful dress, but it shows Kamasutra's position. More grease to your elbow.

AbaMade said...

That's why we are called Christians "Christ-like". Even Jesus prayed for his prosecutor.
We are taught to do good to those who prosecute us, that way you will be heaping coal on their head.
Well done Steph, they are so young @pics 18

AbaMade said...

We'll get there, that's what the campaign is all about

Oyanu Enenche said...

God bless you stephanie.

Cherry Wine said...

Can't someone help others in peace? She's helping women like her and girls who would grow into women, hian!
You sha just want to comment

Cherry Wine said...

You made sense but your comment gave me headache

Anonymous said...

God bless you

finest loves Bloglord😍 said...

Rhetorical question my dear!! They should stop this early marriage thing, it's disgusting

Lilly simple said...

Nice work

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire said...

I see you going places Steph..... You is one smart woman who knows the drill 👌🏽 Use your name to impact the world around you, not post silly pictures on social media for followers to cheer on.

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@Anon 11:19, I reason with you. To solve a problem, it has to be uprooted from the soil and not cut from the branches. I just pity the little girls who have no say in this. Imagine being traded off to a man who is like their fathers age mate or even older and having to endure sexual maturity at an early age.

Truly to eradicate VVF, marrying little girls should be stopped if not, this exercise carried out will be futile as it is a vicious cycle that will continue.

God bless Stephanie for at least trying.

Anonymous said...

GOD bless you Stephanie

Aijay said...

What is this one saying?

Missus said...

God bless you Stephanie. I served in Kebbi and I can say that state has the highest amount of women with VVF. That clinic in Gesse is almost not functioning. Maybe they will sit up now. God bless

Madam B said...

@ anon it's another way of spreading the gospel. The bible says follow peace with all men. Including muslims.

Madam B said...

Thanks Stephanie , God bless you richly

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:36 u are right. Muslims only help themselves, and why is she covering with a veil? They won't wear her own clothes if they came to the south.

Na Godwin said...

God bless you, Stephanie! Keep soaring...

Anonymous said...

I love her very much

Beautiful Eagle said...

This is a very good initiative but why not tackle the root cause of the problem which is child marriages. That is the only way that VVF can be curbed.

Why did she have to dress like a muslim woman? Somehow that didn't go down very well with me. You don't see muslim women doing this so why are some Christians so eager to join them?

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