Transforming lives in Ethiopia

Help end obstetric fistula

An estimated 140,000 women in Ethiopia are living with obstetric fistula.

Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury, causing an internal tear or hole in the delicate tissue between the birth canal and bladder and/or rectum. It often occurs following a prolonged, obstructed labour, when a woman has had to give birth at home without trained medical assistance.

Many women, unaware that their injury can be treated, are left facing a future of incontinence, pain and isolation.

But it is treatable, and preventable.

Your support can help us reach more women.

Our maternal health partners are working to ensure every woman can access the care and support they need to give birth safely.

Impact stories: obstetric fistula in Ethiopia

How will my donation help protect women in Ethiopia and prevent obstetric fistula?

By improving access to maternal health services, our partners are saving the lives of mothers and babies, preventing the childbirth injuries that are so prevalent with prolonged unassisted labour and offering women choices in childbirth. 

By donating today:

We firmly believe that every woman should be able to access the care they need to give birth safely.

Thank you.

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Why Ethiopiaid?

We raise funds for local Ethiopian charities to transform lives and achieve lasting change.

Our partners know the context and solutions; we listen and provide appropriate support. Growth and development are tracked in local communities using robust monitoring and evaluation. Partnerships continue as long as there’s a clear need and opportunities to make a lasting impact.

Our vision – an Ethiopia in which every person has access to quality education, healthcare and a life of dignity.

Our mission – breaking the cycle of poverty by enabling the poorest and most vulnerable and their communities to live with dignity, to build resilience and achieve real and sustainable solutions to the challenges they face.

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We also help

Health and welfare ⪢

Ethiopia has over four million people over the age of 60. Many of these people have no access to a state pension and are unable to save for their old age.

Education ⪢

Around 60,000 children live on the streets of Addis Ababa. More than half have no access to shelter, adequate food, or an education.

Living with disabilities ⪢

People living with disabilities are routinely denied their most basic human rights, and are cut off from education, employment and healthcare. In Ethiopia, many live in extreme poverty.

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