In May many customers choose our comfortable cotton pajamas as a Mother’s Day gift, and to say thank you and celebrate mothers everywhere we will be donating 20% off all profits for the month to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital & Hamlin College of Midwives in Ethiopia.
The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, founded by Drs. Reginald and Catherine Hamlin, provides care for women with childbirth injuries and has done so since 1974. It is located in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. It is the only hospital of its kind in the world dedicated exclusively to women with obstetric fistula – a condition common in the developing world where the maternal health care is limited. It treats all patients completely free of charge, and is funded entirely by donations.
Eradicated in the “developed” world at the end of the 19th century when caesarean section became widely available, obstetric fistula continues to plague women throughout the developing world. It is estimated that there are 100,000 new fistula cases each year, but the capacity to treat fistula is only around 6,500 per year. The United Nations Population fund (UNFPA) estimates the world’s population of fistula sufferers at more than two million.
If/when we reach the total May sales number from last year our donation will switch from 20% of profits to 100% of profits so please help us get the word out!