Embarking on the Adventure of a Lifetime
November 15, 2019
Did you know that you can travel to Ethiopia and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable women at the same time? The Hamlin Ethiopian Adventure truly is the trip of a lifetime, giving supporters the opportunity to see the life’s work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team first-hand.
An emotional experience
When Hamlin champion Ruth participated in the Hamlin Ethiopian Adventure in March of this year, she found that “it puts everything in perspective.”
According to Ruth, “going to the fistula hospital was so incredibly amazing; spending time with the patients, hearing the stories of what’s happening and the vision for the future gives me hope that what we’re doing… means something. [This experience] gives me great hope that the dream that the Hamlins had of eradicating fistula will happen.”
“I’ve been surprised by the strength of the emotions and the collective emotions of the group – I think we’ve all bonded so quickly because we’re all here for the same reason, we all believe in [Catherine’s] cause. It’s surprised me how overwhelming it’s been; I’ve shed a few tears – and a few more – and it’s all been worth it, it’s such a positive thing,” reflected Ruth.
An unmissable opportunity
Have you ever dreamed of seeing the work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team up close? You too can experience 10 life-changing days in Ethiopia on the March 2020 Hamlin Ethiopian Adventure! The trip includes visits to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Yirgalem Fistula Hospital, Desta Mender, the Hamlin College of Midwives and a rural Hamlin-supported Midwifery Clinic. The trip also includes visits to Lake Ziway, cultural villages, museums and more.
Ruth’s advice for anyone considering the Hamlin Ethiopian Adventure? “Don’t hesitate: do it – absolutely do it! I was told it would be life-changing and I think it already has been.”
There are limited positions left for the March 2020 trip. Thanks to our friends at HUMA Charity Challenge and Wild Earth, the first five people to register before 30th November 2019, will receive a $150 voucher to spend at Wild Earth! Click here to register your interest and find out more.