A percentage of the proceeds of each hipbirth method sold will be donated to help supply each and every woman leaving the Hamlin Center with a water filter that can provide up to 1 million gallons of clean drinkable water for her village.
We firmly believe we must be an active part of transforming this world for the better. The purchase of The Hipbirth Childbirth Method, allows you to join us in giving back. With every program sold, Hipbirth will donate a portion of the proceeds to a noteworthy cause that we greatly support. From one mother to another, we are all in this together.
These wonderful women deserve our support. Photos courtesy of Lori Dorman
The sheer weight of carrying the water on these long journeys, coupled with mal-nutrition, stunt their growth preventing their bodies from fully developing.
Because these women have not had the opportunity to be educated, and therefore are not productive to the village’s means, they are seen as liability to their families.
Between the ages of 9 and 13, many girls are forced into marriage. Sexual intercourse is expected of them. It’s commonplace for these girls to become impregnated.
Because their bodies are so underdeveloped, they are unable to properly labor and give birth to their babies.
In hopes of redemption, many courageous women set out on their own with only the clothes on their back and walk up to 100 miles to the city in hopes of being treated at the Hamlin Center, where volunteer doctors surgically repair the fistulas.
This is the first step needed to restore her dignity and place in her community.
The second step, one of a much larger scope, is correcting the condition of the drinking water in their remote villages. If successful, women will no longer be responsible for obtaining the water from far off sources and will be free to participate in the educational opportunities that are there for them.
The sheer power and ripple effect that these actions create is exponential. It not only changes the course of the life of the Ethiopian girl, it also transforms the lives of the Ethiopian people as a whole.
Education and freedom can now become a reality for all women, creating and empowering a lasting change. We invite you to join hipbirth in supporting this noteworthy, two-fold cause.
Write an inspiring love note and we will attach it to an individual water filter from one mother to another. You alone can inspire one woman to take a stand for herself and bring her back to her community and family as a hero.
All Photos courtesy of Lori Dorman
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