Asqual was born in Tigray region in a village called Adishre and is now 22 years old. She was married in 2005 at the age of 16 and had her first pregnancy in 2008 which end up with stillbirth. Do to two days in prolonged labor she was forced to be transferred to the Samre Health Center (over 5 hours away) but it was too late and she developed fistula. She was referred to the Mekelle Fistula Hospital and in three months time she was cured.
Asqual was divorced from her husband because of her case of fistula. In general, she has bad feelings about her husband and her community as they mistreated her and did not take care of her. Now she has a new hope and motivation to become an agent of change and be a leader in eradicating fistula in her community.
Asqual was under her family management and had no source of income.
She wants to start a small business like a cafe
She wants to give training to women to prevent fistula, to go to the hospital and health center for delivery and get antenatal care.
Leteslassie was born in Tigray Region in a village called Gudero. She is now 30 years old. She was married in 2000 at the age of 18 and had her first pregnancy in 2001 and delivered her first child at home in the same year but with prolonged and obstructed labor which left her with fistula. Her husband immediately divorced her after the fistula had occurred. After a decade living alone in pain, she was taken to Mekelle Fistula Hospital in 2011 and was cured. In total, Letesilassie had one pregnancy which end up with stillbirth. She was nominated as SMA to get the training to become an agent of change in her community and make a difference. Leteslassie has a small plot of land.
She wants to start a small business like weaving
She wants be able to buy and sell goods at the marketplace
She wants to give a birth to two children.