Walk with Ethiopian Women

YOU can change women’s lives by just walking!

Join us to Walk with Ethiopian Women and raise vital funds to help restore the health, happiness and livelihoods of women across Ethiopia.

Walk in solidarity with women like Semenesh (whose story is below), who lived with pain and incontinence for three years before walking over 35kms across mountainous terrain to find help.

Funds raised from your walk will directly support Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and help ensure women like Semenesh receive life-changing treatment and holistic care so they can start their lives anew.

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Each year, thousands of women in Ethiopia who have suffered devastating childbirth injuries, walk or are carried vast distances to reach vital health care. You can help these women get the life-restoring treatment and care they need.

Challenge yourself and walk in solidarity with Ethiopian women.

Walk solo or invite others to join you, set a goal, go at your own pace and fundraise for Hamlin! The money you raise when you Walk with Ethiopian Women will provide life changing treatment and care for women with childbirth injuries across Ethiopia.

Desperate and in pain, Semenesh walked 35kms to find help

Semenesh at Hamlin's hospital

Semenesh endured an agonising three-day obstructed labour. Her baby was tragically stillborn and she sustained an obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury, which left her incontinent.

Semenesh lived with that pain and incontinence for three long years.

“One day I woke up and I started a desperate journey seeking help from someone, somewhere” remembers Semenesh.

Semenesh walked over 35kms across mountainous terrain to find help.

She finally reached Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, where she received free life-saving fistula surgery and rehabilitation. She returned home with her health and confidence restored and hope for the future.

Make a commitment today. Walk with Ethiopian Women and ensure no more women suffer like Semenesh.

Your steps change lives

To set up your Walk with Ethiopian Women

✔ Decide whether to do the walk solo or gather a group and walk together.

✔ Set a date for your challenge.

✔ Chose a distance to suit you, could you walk 35kms like Semenesh?

✔ Set up your fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/hamlinfistulauk

✔ Spread the word and ask friends and family to support you

✔ Email us at info@hamlinfistulauk.org to let us know your plans. We will be there to support you every step of the way

We’re happy to help! If you have any questions, please contact us any time at info@hamlinfistulauk.org or 0121 559 3999.

When you Walk with Ethiopian Women you can step out with pride, knowing you are making a real difference to Ethiopia’s most vulnerable women.