On the 1st of September 2022, Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation held it’s first ever Giving Day called Raise2Restore. For 12 hours, from 8am to 8pm, all donations were doubled, thanks to generous matching donors.
Donations raised were going to fund vital medical equipment at Hamlin’s regional Fistula hospitals. These hospitals alone service approximately 55 million people and provide vital medical care to women who would otherwise have none.
We were blown away by your support and we were able to exceed our goal and raise an amazing $420,000 for urgently needed medical equipment.
The funds have enabled us to start purchasing ultrasound machines, operating room lights, and autoclave machines for four of Hamlin’s regional fistula hospitals.
Metu, Bahir Dar, Yirgalem and Harar will now receive new equipment to continue providing life-restoring surgeries to women suffering from debilitating childbirth injuries. Without safe medical equipment there is no surgery. Without surgery there is no ability to treat women suffering from obstetric fistula. From everyone at Team Hamlin, thank you for your support.