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Hamlin Barefoot Challenge 2022

We hope to raise awareness of Obstetric Fistula and at least $5,000 for the Hamlin Fistula NZ.

WHY BAREFOOT?

Every day, many Ethiopian women walk barefoot for hours over rough, mountainous, and often treacherous terrain to reach a midwife in the hope of giving birth safely.  For other women and girls, who’ve already given birth and sustained devastating childbirth injuries, their barefoot walks through remote parts of Ethiopia are in search of much needed medical treatment at their nearest hospital.  The Barefoot Challenge NZ helps raise awareness and much needed funds to give Ethiopian women and girls a brighter, healthier future.  Together, we can make a difference!

This team was initiated by Anna, a previous women's health physio, inspired by her visit to Ethiopia. She is passionate about families and generations of childbirth. 

We hope to raise awareness of Fistula and loads of money . 

Please make contact on the email below if you would like to join the walk on Saturday May 21st 2022.

anna.leggat@xtra.co.nz.

All donations are tax deductible.

Donations $5,200
Goal $5,000

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Hamlin Fistula NZ is committed to providing ongoing support for fistula surgery and for the preventive work of the midwives. The hospital in Addis Ababa has become a centre of excellence to which doctors from other countries come to learn and master the specialist skills of fistula surgery.

Photography credits to Mary F. Calvert, Kate Geraghty, Amber Hooper, Joni Kabana, Joli Wescombe, Natasha Meyer and Martha Tadesse.