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Help Selam and Mihret become midwives

 
$7,099
$901
Raised
Remaining

Summary

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: $7,099
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $901
Total Funding Goal: $8,000

Additional Documentation

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

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Project Leader

Elizabeth McGovern

Brookline, MA United States

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