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Help us to succeed in our vision of fistula free and safe childbirth for every woman, now and for generations to come.

Download our free Legacy information sheet here. Legacy Information Sheet


Founded more than 60 years ago, by pioneering Kiwi Dr Reg Hamlin and his wife Dr Catherine Hamlin, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has treated and restored the dignity of more than 60,000 women since its inception and are recruiting, training and deploying local midwives to rural clinics.

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s achievements and progress in Ethiopia are due to a growing movement of committed people like you here in New Zealand and around the world who support our work.  The more fistulas we treat and the more Hamlin midwives we train, the closer we get to our ultimate purpose of preventing fistula from occurring in the first place. That’s why we still need your help.  

Dr Catherine planned for her hospitals to continue long after she and Reg were gone and today there are six hospitals and many dedicated staff in place to continue her work. Now, you too can be part of the work transforming the future for thousands of women and their communities through a legacy gift in your Will. By naming Hamlin Fistula New Zealand in your Will, you will be making an enduring contribution to the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

Our promise to you:

When making your will, we understand that those close to you come first. We will respect your right to privacy, and you don’t have to tell us what you decide to include in your Will (although we’d love the opportunity to say thank you for any gift to Hamlin Fistula New Zealand).

We promise to use your gift carefully to achieve the greatest possible impact for women through preventing and treating obstetric fistula. We will give you as much choice as we can about how and where your gift will be used and work to honour your wishes.

Thank you.

Whether large or small, your gift will ensure sustainable funding for our life-changing work – and it is greatly appreciated. You will be making an enormous difference to Ethiopian women’s lives for generations to come.

For more information on leaving a gift in your will, contact Joli Wescombe, Chair, today by email at or by telephone on 020 4100 9412.

Ready to Leave a Legacy to Hamlin Fistula New Zealand?

You will need:

Our Charity Name: Hamlin Charitable Fistula Hospitals Trust

Our Charities Registration Number: CC26896

Examples of Will Codicils: Codicils Examples

More Information

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:

  • Information Sheet: More information on how to include a gift in your Will to Hamlin Fistula New Zealand. Legacy Information Sheet
  • Our Promise to You: Our Legacy Charter Legacy Charter
  • Codicil Form: Examples of wording to put in your Will, to take to your solicitor to create or amend your Will. Codicils Examples
  • Reply Slip: Let us know if you have included a legacy gift to Hamlin Fistula New Zealand in your Will, so that we can thank you and plan effectively for the future.

Next Steps

Ready to leave a legacy to help us succeed in our vision of fistula free and safe childbirth for every woman?

  1. Download our Legacy Information Sheet
  2. Discuss your plans with your loved ones
  3. Seek legal advice to create or amend your Will
  4. Notify us that you have kindly included Hamlin Fistula New Zealand in your Will

For more information, contact Joli today by email at or by telephone on 020 4100 9412.

Thank you.

Help us give hope to every woman.

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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.