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: $7,554
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.