Dear friends,


It's Valentine's Day - a day in which we take time from the everyday hum of our lives to think about the best part of being human - true love.  We are fortunate to have a lot of love to celebrate this year. 


Whether it is the love of a husband who carries his pregnant wife for miles over rugged terrain so that she can receive treatment, or the love of a 91-year-old doctor who sacrificed a comfortable life in Australia to serve women in Ethiopia, or the love of dedicated donors giving what they can to support mothers in Ethiopia, this love inspires us to continue our work joyfully and with gratitude.


This Valentine's Day, we want to focus on the powerful love of a mother for her child.  At the Hamlin Fistula Hospital and regional care centers, we have the privilege of delivering the babies of mothers who suffered obstetric fistulas in the past.  These mothers, after the devastation of losing children and suffering with fistulas, are now healed in body and soul and can have safe deliveries.  There is no greater gift. 



This year, consider giving the gift of a restored life and safe delivery to a woman in Ethiopia in the name of your Valentine.  This gift shows the meaning of true love more aptly than jewelry or a dozen roses.  Become a Pillar of Hamlin and you will receive a special handmade craft by a fistula survivor that shows her appreciation for the hope your generosity has provided.


Donate now and check out our corporate match tool to see if your employer will match your gift!


Happy Valentine's Day from Hamlin Fistula USA.  Wishing you love today and every day this year,


Hamlin Fistula USA



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Hamlin Fistula USA
PO Box 460312
St. Louis, MO 63146