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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $7,119
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $881
Total Funding Goal: $8,000