From heartbreak to hope: Rahmete’s story

Rahmete was 20 years old happily pregnant with her first child and filled with excitement. She was about to start a family with her husband….

Fistula surgery during times of pandemic: Jallene’s story

For years, Jallene needlessly endured the agony of obstetric fistula without any medical attention. Thanks to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s patient identification initiative, in Spring 2020…

Ayana’s Story: From pain to hope – sixty years with fistula

Ayana lived alone with the debilitating pain of fistula for 60 gruelling years. In March 2020 she underwent life-changing fistula repair surgery. Read her incredible…

Life after fistula

Elfinish has been running her shop for the last three years, where she sells a wide variety of products needed for life in the rural…

“Look at me, I am a different person now” – Astegn’s story

The small rural village in Southern Ethiopia that Astegn, 22, grew up in is not only a two-day bus journey from Addis Ababa – but…

Meet Dr Biniyam Sirak – on the front line of tackling fistula and changing lives

At just 39, Dr Biniyam Sirak, is one of the youngest and most passionate surgeons with a special interest for Hamlin’s cause. This may be…

Fetenech’s new lease on life

Fistula can have a devastating impact on a woman’s life. Not only are the patients at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia suffering the devastation of having had…

“Now I can dream about my future again”: Tewe’s Story

We met Tewe on a recent visit to Hamlin’s Yirgalem Regional Fistula Hospital in Southern Ethiopia, where she was returning for follow up stoma treatment,…

Sister Sara, Head Nurse at Yirgalem Regional Fistula Hospital on the moments that give her pause for thought

Sister Sara, pictured above, has an unwavering commitment to helping impoverished women in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region. As the Head Nurse at…