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Tag: Champions

Coffee: An Ethiopian Tradition

Coffee. A part of nearly everyone’s life at least once a day, but did you know coffee is a gift from Ethiopia? Legend has it that in the 9th century goat herders noticed that their goats were frolicking and full of energy after eating berries from the coffee plants. After giving it a try themselves […]...

October 2nd, 2020 Read More

Working Together to Eradicate Fistula. Forever. Thank You!

Since the beginning, a movement of generous people have supported Drs Catherine and Reg Hamlin’s dream to eradicate obstetric fistula. Whether it’s leaving a gift in your will or fundraising in a creative way, because of YOU more Ethiopian women are getting the maternal health care they deserve. Leaving a meaningful, lasting legacy. Barb, a […]...

September 15th, 2020 Read More

Attention All Book Lovers!

A story worth sharing  “…Reg and I listened with rapt attention as she described these tragic cases. At the time we had no idea how important they would become to us. We had been hired to practise the whole gamut of obstetrics and gynaecology. The fistulas seemed like a minor curiosity. But they would become […]...

July 9th, 2020 Read More

Hens for Hamlin

Two women knitting, 57 life-changing surgeries.  Since 2014, Denise Pratt and her mother Thelma have knitted an array of items – from chickens to children’s socks – to raise money for the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation. What started with Denise selling a handful of papier-mâché chickens has now turned into a whole online community. Denise […]...

July 9th, 2020 Read More
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Thank You to Our Regular Givers, You Are Amazing!

You are helping to change lives every day. Your monthly donations provide Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia with a reliable and sustainable income which helps us plan well into the future and that means the world. You are part of a committed community of people who are all determined to eradicate obstetric fistula and help finish what […]...

July 6th, 2020 Read More

As a Health Care Worker, Woman and Mother…

Here’s why Hamlin regular giver Maggie Robin supports the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia… I first heard about Dr Catherine Hamlin many years ago from my Godmother. She had seen Dr Hamlin speak in person when she was visiting Australia and was inspired to donate to the foundation. Some years later while training as a […]...

July 6th, 2020 Read More

Regular givers like Jane make the world go round!

We caught up with long-standing Hamlin supporter Jane about why she supports Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation through regular donations. Thank you to Jane and to all of our Hamlin regular givers who are the backbone of our organisation, helping to keep the doors of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s hospitals open. Every month your donations have a […]...

March 27th, 2020 Read More

Empowering women with birdsnest

We are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with birdsnest! birdsnest, one of Australia’s favourite fashion retailers, is stocking Hamlin’s stunning range of Fair Trade scarves and patient-made wraps. Like us, birdsnest make it their daily goal to empower women. “It is a privilege to be able to play a small part in supporting such […]...

March 11th, 2020 Read More

Would I go again? In a heartbeat!

The Hamlin Ethiopian Adventure is the trip of a lifetime and one not easily forgotten, but don’t take our word for it. Hear from Liz, a participant on our November 2019 trip to Northern Ethiopia.  My sister told me she was thinking of doing a trip to Ethiopia in November 2019 to support the Catherine Hamlin […]...

March 3rd, 2020 Read More

Hamlin Art Exhibition by Wendy Sharpe

During November 2019, in the outskirts of Addis Ababa, nestled in a hive of activity and laughter, renowned Australian artist Wendy Sharpe created a series of stunning portraits, telling stories of some of the most marginalised women in the world: obstetric fistula survivors. During her visit to Ethiopia, Wendy immersed herself in the daily lives […]...

March 2nd, 2020 Read More

Thank You Message from our CEO and Board

Thank you for your compassion this year This year marked the 60th anniversary of Dr Catherine Hamlin’s work for the world’s most marginalised women. There are many measures of her extraordinary impact over the past six decades. The most important is the declining rate of obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. As one of the oldest and most […]...

December 16th, 2019 Read More

Your Supporter Survey Results!

Thank you to all our supporters who were so generous with their time and completed our recent survey. We are thrilled to share with you some key takeaways from the survey. Firstly, 75% of you said that you were very likely to recommend Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation as a charity worthy of support to a […]...

December 16th, 2019 Read More