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 long-term volunteer at Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation, chose to leave a bequest in her will – ensuring future generations of Ethiopian women with obstetric fistula will receive the support and treatment they need.
“Many years ago, I had an obstructed labour with my son and he had to be delivered via emergency caesarean section… I dread to think what might have happened to me. How lucky we are to live in a country where this care is available! My family feels proud that we are leaving a legacy to help women in Ethiopia have the same care we do,” says Barb.
For more information about leaving a gift in your will, please call 02 9440 7001 or email [email protected]. Thank you.
Hair ties for Hamlin!
By getting creative, making and selling hair ties, Wenona School raised almost $5,000 for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia! What incredible work. Who would have thought sewing hair ties could have such a huge impact on the lives of Ethiopian women living with fistula?
Do you know any schools who would like to join Team Hamlin? Contact us via email [email protected]or call 02 9440 7001. We would love to work with you!
Hamlin Geography resources for your school
Are you a member of a school community? We have an excellent Geography resource available to help teach students about the lives of Ethiopian women living with fistula.
Hamlin volunteer and former Geography teacher, Lynne Acworth, has prepared award-winning resources that use Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia as a case study to teach the NSW Geography Syllabus. The resources explore the lives of women in Ethiopia living with fistula, examining gender inequalities and the impact of poverty on maternal and infant health.
There are many ways you can get involved to help end fistula. Click here to join our amazing community today!