Rangiora New Life is going barefoot!
Everday, women around the world experience devastating childbirth injuries. There are an estimated 2 million women with obstetric fistula, many of them young women and teenagers.
Obstetric fistula is a horrific childbirth injury causing urinary and faecal incontinence, leaving women as social outcasts. When a woman suffering with obstetric fistula hears about the work of Hamlin Fistula, they are usually located in some of the most remote parts of Ethiopia and have to endure a laborious trek to get to the nearest hospital. For most, this will mean many kilometres of walking, usually barefoot.
Ethiopian women are walking barefoot for hours/days to reach a midwife or treatment for fistula. $30 can provide safe pregnancy and birth care. $815 can give a woman life-changing surgery.
Hamlin Fistula treats women with obstetric fistula and works to prevent childbirth injuries from happening in the first place. Every woman deserves safe childbirth. Fistula is so easily preventable.
I would love if you would join us going barefoot for a day or sponsoring us. Help us make a difference! Thank you!