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Florida. Pakistan. The Horn of Africa. Ukraine. Afghanistan. If you’re keeping up with the news cycle, it seems like there’s a new emergency popping up at the forefront faster than we can even process the emergency that occurred before it. And with so many disasters happening around the world, it can feel flustering to decide when and where your gift can make the most impact. Investing in disaster preparation, recovery and resilience goes hand-in-hand with advancing other global causes such as health, education, economic development and more. Our charity partners Americares, Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, Matthew 25: Ministries, Mercy…

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Rosine, an 18-year-old woman, sustained a fistula while attempting to give birth to her first child at a local health post. Three days afterwards, she started leaking urine. “I lost the baby, and contracted fistula. My fear was enormous, and my despair fatal,” Rosine reportedly said at the time. Fortunately, medical providers at the health post referred her to HEAL Africa, a hospital in Goma providing fistula repair surgery at no cost. Remembering that her late grandmother experienced a similar situation, Rosine had believed that her condition was incurable and felt completely hopeless. Once at HEAL Africa, Rosine was immediately treated with respect and dignity. She later stated, “I will never forget the day I was welcomed at HEAL Africa, as the warm first contact I got with the hospital brought back the hope of healing I had already lost.” Rosine underwent a successful repair procedure and was incredibly happy…