Our Vision

To see new cases of obstetric fistula radically reduced in Ethiopia by 2020 with the goal of elimination and to see fistula survivors empowered and successfully reintegrated as self-contributors to their communities and educators in save delivery.

Our Mission


Eliminate fistula by training survivors as Safe Motherhood Ambassadors who provide education and access to safe delivery options for pregnant mothers.


Rehabilitate fistula survivors with education, economic empowerment and counseling to transform their lives and support social reintegration.


Identify old or new cases of fistula for treatment (referred to Hamlin Fistula for treatment and then invited to join the Healing Hands of Joy Safe Motherhood Ambassador program).

Our Values


"To suffer together" We are motivated by compassion, respond to the suffering of others and go out of our way to help the physical, spiritual or emotional hurts or pains of another


We treat everyone with dignity and respect and champion the rights and contribution of all to achieve a fairer world


We are accountable to those whose lives we hope to see transformed, to those we work with and to those who support us


We work with others to maximize our impact, respecting diversity and difference in the pursuit of common goals


We act with honesty and conviction and our actions are consistent with openness, equality and human rights

Inspiration Statement

Our inspiration comes from the unconditional love of God and His call to bring healing and joy to those who suffer as exemplified by Jesus Christ. We are committed to working with partners and individuals of all faiths and beliefs.