Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin’s vision was to eradicate obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. She devoted her life to women living with obstetric fistula, giving them love, hope and the opportunity to regain their lives.
Leaving a gift in your Will (also known as a Bequest) is a thoughtful and easy way to continue your support. It makes the wellbeing of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable women part of your life’s story.
When you leave a gift in your Will you become part of a special community of people determined to make Drs Reg and Catherine’s vision a reality. Why not join them?
Not only will your gift help women after your lifetime, there are advantages to you now:
All gifts, whether large or small, could make an enormous difference to the lives of Ethiopian women for generations to come. A gift in you Will can empower families like Leyat's.
Emaye (Mother, Catherine Hamlin) gave me back my health which has become a source of wealth to my family. - Leyat
Leyat and her family run their own successful business and are living comfortably in a new house on their own farmland in Northern Ethiopia. But life wasn’t always this good.
The long, obstructed labour Leyat endured during the birth of her third child caused serious obstetric fistula injuries. Sadly, her baby did not survive.
Leyat and her husband spent everything in search of a cure. After years of suffering, she received complex diversion surgery at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. Finally, Leyat was dry.
Leyat completed skills training at Desta Mender, Hamlin’s rehabilitation and reintegration centre, and was given seed money to start her own business.
After I receive surgery and pass through Desta Mender training, my life has changed. The education equipped me with confidence and the seed money has grown to big capital. Now, I harvest enough food to feed my family and I have constructed a better home,” rejoices Leyat.
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A gift in your Will is a thoughtful and easy way to leave a legacy that reflects your life’s values. Here is some more information on leaving a legacy to Hamlin Fistula New Zealand:
Photos by Mary F. Calvert and Joni Kabana