Why a gift in your Will is so important

A gift in your Will (also known as a Bequest) is a thoughtful and easy way to leave a lasting legacy that reflects your life’s values.  

By naming Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation in your Will, you will be making an enduring contribution to the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

Whether large or small, your gift will ensure sustainable funding for our life-changing work – and it is greatly appreciated. You will be making an enormous difference to Ethiopian women’s lives for generations to come.

A gift in your Will

When I die, this place will go on for many, many years until we have eradicated fistula altogether… Bequests help to ensure that future generations of women who suffer the debilitating effects of obstetric fistula will receive the treatment they need.”

– Dr Catherine Hamlin


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Your gift can help women like Saliati 

Saliati grew up in a remote village, where misconceptions about medical care had made the community wary of maternal health services. As a result, she endured an obstructed labour without help and needlessly suffered from a debilitating obstetric fistula injury. For seven long years, Saliati live in shame and pain, hidden from her community.

Earlier this year, Saliati was found by a Hamlin Patient Identification Officer and taken to the closest Hamlin fistula hospital. At Hamlin, Saliati received life-saving treatment and holistic care – her health and dignity restored! This work is only possible thanks to people like you.


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We’re making it easy to write your Will

An up-to-date Will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family, regardless of how much you own.

Writing a Will also gives you the opportunity to leave a lasting gift to Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation. Leaving even 1-5% of your estate helps make an enduring contribution to the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

To help you write your Will quickly and easily, we’ve partnered with Australia’s top-rated online Wills platform, Gathered Here. It’s completely free and includes free and unlimited updates to your Will for the rest of your life.


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How your Will can transform women’s lives

Catherine’s life and legacy will live on forever. She dedicated her life to the women of Ethiopia, working tirelessly for decades to give women living with obstetric fistula love, hope and the opportunity to regain their lives.

You too, can leave a lasting legacy to help end fistula and finish what Catherine started. Here’s how your gift could help Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia into the future:

  • $70,000 could restore the lives and dignity of 100 women through standard fistula surgery
  • $30,000 could provide 60 recovering fistula patients with life skills and vocational training
  • $90,000 could fund 5 Midwifery scholarships for students at the Hamlin College of Midwives
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Get in Touch

For more information, please contact Helen Wilson on 02 9440 7001 or [email protected]. If you have already named Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation or Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) in your Will, please let us know so we can thank you and ensure you receive regular updates about the programs your gift will support.

Click here to view suggested wording for your Will and to view our Gifts in Wills FAQs. 

Click here to view and download our Gifts in Wills brochure. 

Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation has one purpose and one purpose only: eradicating fistula. Forever.