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How You Can Help

Give a gift to help eradicate fistula from Ethiopia. Forever.

Make a tax-deductible donation today and help women like Kuma (pictured) who have suffered horrific childbirth injuries.

We’re determined to finish Catherine’s work and finally eradicate this debilitating, humiliating, treatable condition. Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation and Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia are fiscally sponsored in the US and Canada to ensure tax deductibility of your full contribution. Your donation today will be a fitting tribute to her life of love and service. Thank you. 

Donor Advised Funds

You can designate Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation as a beneficiary for your donor advised fund! DAFs allow you to give cash, stock and other assets and receive a tax deduction when the contribution is made. 

How it works:

  1. Request a grant distribution through your DAF sponsor.
  2. Share that the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation is a Friends Fund held by the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS; EIN 58-2277856).
  3. As a fiscally-sponsored Friends Fund, the grant will be made to KBFUS with a designation allocating it to the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation Fund. 
  4. You will receive a receipt from KBFUS and a letter of thanks from Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation

Monthly Donations

You can make regular monthly donations to Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation and help us find, heal and empower women every day. Joining our community of Hamlin monthly givers is one of the most impactful ways you can help women in Ethiopia. Your ongoing donations allow us to plan ahead and deliver the best care and support we can for women with fistula injuries. 

The easiest way to sign up is via our online donation form. Simply confirm your location and click on the orange DONATE button, add the amount you would like to give each month on the top right-hand side of the page and select ‘monthly’ as the frequency. 

Gifts in Will

By naming 'Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation Fund' in your Will, you’re making a significant contribution to the prevention and treatment of devastating childbirth injuries in Ethiopia. Bequests are an easy and thoughtful way to leave a lasting tribute to a wonderful cause.

You can bequeath a specific dollar amount, property to be sold, or a percentage of your residual estate. Your estate will receive an estate tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. KBFUS can provide you with sample language to include in your last will and testament to make a charitable bequest to your existing legacy fund, or to establish a new legacy fund at KBFUS.

If you are based in the US or Canada and are interested in leaving a bequest to Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation or would like more information, please email [email protected]. Please also email us If you have already named Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation Fund in your Will. By letting us know, we can thank you, record your planned gift and ensure you receive regular updates about the programs your gift will support.

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Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation is fiscally sponsored by KBFUS (EIN582277856) and KBF Canada (RCO769784893RR0001)

Photography credits to Cameron Bloom, Nigel Brennan, Mary F. Calvert, Kate Geraghty, Amber Hooper, Joni Kabana, Johannes Remling and Martha Tadesse.

Patient names and images have been changed to protect the identities of those we help.