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Leaving a Meaningful, Lasting Legacy

Leaving a meaningful, lasting legacy. 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.

Barb, a long-term volunteer at Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation, chose to leave a lasting legacy in her will - a bequest to help ensure future generations of Ethiopian women with obstetric fistula will receive the support and treatment they need.

“Many years ago, I had an obstructed labor with my son and he had to be delivered via emergency caesarean section... I dread to think what might have happened to me. My family feels proud that we are leaving a lasting legacy to help Ethiopian women,” says Barb.

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 have been changed to protect the identities of those we help.