Inside the Fistula Hospital
In 2005, Liya and her husband visited the hospital. The experience was so moving, it sparked her to launch a crusade to help young women suffering from fistulas in her homeland.
"What's happening in the world is that half a million women during pregnancy and childbirth die every year," Liya says. "I'm getting a chance to give back to put this on the map."
Liya teamed up with three high-profile New York teenagers to host a fundraiser to earn money in support of the hospital. Vogue
Editor in Chief Anna Wintour helped coordinate fashions donated by Prada, Calvin Klein, Narciso Rodriguez
, Marc Jacobs
, Ralph Lauren
and Vera Wang. The group raised $100,000.
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