Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is a healthcare network of over 550 Ethiopian staff servicing six hospitals, Desta Mender rehabilitation centre, the Hamlin College of Midwives and over 50 Hamlin-supported midwifery clinics. Hamlin is the reference organisation and leader in the fight to eradicate obstetric fistula around the world, blazing a trail for holistic treatment and care that empowers women to reassert their humanity, secure their health and well-being, and regain their roles in their families and communities. Our vision is simple: To eradicate obstetric fistula. Forever and empower women to reassert their humanity, secure their health and well-being, and regain their roles in their families and communities. Learn more about us through the following FAQ:
The Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation is an independent charity established to raise funds for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, to eradicate obstetric fistula using the Hamlin Model of Care.
Yes. Dr Catherine Hamlin was our Founder and Patron. Catherine passed away in March 2020 at age 96. We exist to fulfil her vision to eradicate fistula. Forever.
You can read more about Catherine’s life’s work to eradicate obstetric fistula under the About Us page. Or you can read the books Healing Lives, The Hospital by the River and Catherine's Gift all of which give incredible accounts of Dr Hamlin’s decades of service to women in Ethiopia.
Gifts made in the USA through our Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation Friends Fund are 100% tax deductible. You will receive a tax receipt from KBFUS.
Gifts made in Canada are tax deductible. You will receive a tax receipt from our partners, KBF Canada.
Donors in the USA will receive their tax receipt from KBFUS at the time of their donation.
Donors in Canada will receive their tax receipt from KBF Canada at the time of their donation.
Donations received from supporters in the USA and Canada will support Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s programs in Ethiopia.
In USA you can sign up via our KBF monthly donation form.
In Canada you sign up via our KBF monthly donation form.
If you decide to make a bequest, please let us know so we can thank you, record your planned gift and ensure you receive regular updates about the programs your gift will support.
We would love your support. We have a range of ways you can get involved and raise funds for our programs. Please see our website here.
Our funding for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia comes from voluntary contributions made by individual donors, foundations, businesses, community organisations and schools throughout Australia, USA and Canada.
Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation works hard to ensure that the highest possible percentage of all donations received is spent on programs to treat and prevent obstetric fistula.
Yes, the financial accounts are independently audited annually. Our Audited Annual Financial Statements are available on our website here.