Help Selam and Mihret become midwives



Selam and Mihret are currently in their second year the Hamlin College of Midwives. Founded in 2007, this college is affiliated with the famous Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and provides 4 years of rigorous clinical training. After graduation, Selam and Mihret will return home to serve their rural communities. Each scholarship is $4000 per student per year. Please help support their education!

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In rural Ethiopia, only 3% of childbirths are attended by skilled professionals. The lifetime risk of dying is 1 in 27- yet over 90% of these deaths are preventable! Selam and Mirhet will save lives.

How will this project solve this problem?

These highly trained women will return to serve their home communities. They will be the first midwives in the area.

Potential Long Term Impact

Ethiopia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Every woman deserves a midwife.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,554

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $7,554 .  The original project funding goal was $8,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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WEEMA International

Brookline, MA, United States

Project Leader

Elizabeth McGovern

Brookline, MA United States

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