February 5, 2014

Cornell University Students Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for Charity

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A team of 13 Cornell students raised over $15,000 by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro over winter break with Mountains for Moms, an organization that funds surgeries for obstetric fistula.

The group of students has raised funds to provide free surgeries for the medical condition, which occurs after obstructed childbirth and is most common in poor countries such as Tanzania that lack access to sufficient medical care, according to the Mountain for Moms website.

Online donations to Mountains for Moms support Operation FISTULA, a non-profit organization founded by Seth Cochran ’00 that funds obstetric fistula surgery in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, according to Barnett.

Thirteen students representing Cornell’s chapter of Mountains for Moms traveled to Tanzania over winter break to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. (Courtesy of Kristen Barnett)