Sonia Fenton was Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia Australia’s first major donor. In late 2013, Sonia visited the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and met Dr Catherine Hamlin. Sonia was so touched by the plight of the fistula patients that she decided to make a major donation to the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. Her gift contributes to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s prevention strategy – including training of Hamlin midwives and the construction of Hamlin midwifery clinics across rural Ethiopia.
Australian Bushflower Essences
Australian Bushflower Essences is a small boutique wellness organisation that creates essences using traditional Australian bush plants and flowers.
Its organic skin and body care range is called the Love System, and a percentage of the profits are donated to charity to contribute to “beautiful outcomes”.
Australian Bushflower Essences has recognised Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia as one of those charities saying we “bring beautiful outcomes to women in Ethiopia one woman at a time”.
International Marketmakers Combination (IMC)
IMC is one of the world’s leading proprietary trading firms, trading on the biggest exchanges in the world.
IMC believes that businesses and those who work for them should contribute towards a better society. As a company, IMC works with its employees to embrace a joint commitment and shared responsibility to enrich the lives of those less fortunate, starting with the communities in which they live and work.
Each year IMC donates a share of its profits and remuneration to charities, with the emphasis on forging long-term relationships with organisations.
IMC is committed to ending obstetric fistula in Ethiopia and is funding 20 four-year scholarships at the Hamlin College of Midwives. Its support will also allow the purchase of a number of portable ultrasound machines for use within Hamlin’s regional clinics.
IMC’s support will also provide life changing surgery for 200 women who have suffered from the horrendous childbirth injury, obstetric fistula.
This funding focuses all aspects of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s holistic program approach: life changing surgery and treatment, as well as prevention through the training and deployment of midwives.
Nature’s Organics is an Australian family business that believes in giving back to communities all over the world. In its business, it prioritises organic products that are safe for our environment. Nature’s Organics’ philanthropy is focused on the same principles, as well as supporting the most marginalised people in low income countries.
Nature’s Organics has been proud to stand alongside Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) since 2013. It donates to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia Australia on an ongoing monthly basis to support the incredible work of Dr Hamlin and her dream of ending obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.
The Neilson Foundation is a philanthropic trust established by the Neilson family to provide support to organisations which help individuals facing extreme disadvantage. The Foundations thoughtful philanthropy is supporting Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s provision of treatment for women suffering obstetric fistula.