Donate today to our Big Give Christmas Challenge Appeal!

We are very excited to let you, our supporters, know that Hamlin Fistula UK has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019, the UK’s largest matched-funding campaign!

By donating to our work online via the TheBigGive.org.uk before midday on 10 December you can help us beat our fundraising target to help even more women have life fistula changing surgery.

Amazingly, we have met our initial goal to raise £3,000 to support fistula surgeries for 12 women at Yirgalem Fistula Hospital, changing 12 lives forever! Now – for every additional £500 we can raise, another woman’s fistula surgery will be funded, and the more we can beat our target, the better Hamlin Fistula UK’s chances will be to win a special Big Give Award in the New Year!

During this period all generous donations will have twice the impact.

If you would like to support our work this Christmas, we highly recommend doing so during the Christmas Challenge when your donation will be doubled making even more of a difference.

The Hamlin Fistula UK team recently visited Yirgalem, where we met Tewe (pictured above), who had suffered a double fistula after a traumatic obstructed labour in her remote rural village. After receiving specialist surgery, care and ongoing stoma support, she was able to rebuild her life, re-marry and on her second pregnancy received a safe planned caesarean section at Yirgalem. She told us she is able to dream about her future again, and her joy at having her baby was clear to see!

Your support this Christmas will have a significant impact on the lives of women in Ethiopia like Tewe, supporting them to regain their health, confidence and livelihoods. Thank you!