Donate to Healing Hands of Joy

 Now, 100% of your contribution goes directly towards supporting former fistula patients in becoming Safe Motherhood Ambassadors.

Help Support Healing Hands of Joy

Healing Hands of Joy looks to the future with goals to expand the program across rural Ethiopia while providing a range of options to empower women in their communities and provide safe delivery. Please help us continue our work to make Motherhood Safer in Ethiopia.

Sponsor a Safe Motherhood Ambassador

One by one we can support the dreams of these women and help them become independent and valued members of their communities.  Support Healing Hands of Joy today to help the Ethiopian Women who have suffered this horrific childbirth injury reclaim their lives and help prevent others from experiencing the same horror.



HHOJ currently has no way to reach women with undiagnosed cases of fistula, living in isolation across the country’s vast rural mountainous areas. So, we're launching a campaign to raise $25,000 to buy a used land cruiser! Help us address this transportation gap, so we can reach more fistula survivors and identify hidden cases across rural Ethiopia.


‐ Travel to support Safe Motherhood Ambassadors working in their communities to identify new cases of fistula and promote safe pregnancy and childbirth

‐ Conducting Community Engagement Campaigns and Fistula Prevention Workshops in local villages

- Regular fieldwork to conduct essential monitoring and evaluation work in remote villages & health centers


Oil Change $25+
Heidi Burke
Jackie Hurwitz
Frances Squires
Jan Peppler
Stacey Wiggins
Debbie Clark
Gr8Freedom (Australia)
Keri Le Page

Fill Our Tank! $50+
Ryan Dismukes
Ryan Lee Fisher
Marilena Lakoumentas
Martha Spanniger
Eric & Deena McCauley
Ashley Hood
Molly Bencey
Bob Harkin
Martha Aycock

Buy Some Wheels $100+
Calvary Baptist Church
Sara Michaelis
Laurel Sergeant
Bill and Linde Mullis
Kathleen and Albert Shigo
Lucy Perry
Chris Little

Install Brakes $250+
Kristy Harvey

Get the Engine Running $500-$1000
Ian Ellison-Taylor
Glenn and Karissa McKinney
Suzanne Metaxes

Backseat Drivers $1000+
Amy Bucher
Frank and Frannie Martin

Riding Shotgun! $5000+
Jean Trott
Sam and Susan Rankin


Provide a SMA with her own Uniform, Didactic Book & Umbrella: Each graduating SMA receives a uniform and umbrella to both distinguish and protect her as she walks to meet with pregnant mothers in her region. HHOJ’s illustrated didactic book helps the SMA share the story of how institutional delivery helps prevent obstetric fistula.


Covers monthly communication & transportation costs for our staff and trainees.


Supports a former fistula patient’s start-up micro-finance loan.


Supports a remote rural community screening of Fistula Is Not A Curse.


Help support a fistula survivor as she prepares to educate her community about fistula and safe, institutional childbirth. During our 1-month training program at HHOJ's center in northern Ethiopia, SMAs receive maternal health training, psychological counseling and community reintegration support. Your partnership provides income-generating skills training and a $200 micro-loan for economic empowerment. Housing, a healthy local diet and full-time supportive care and her SMA uniform and didactic teaching manual. 


Supports education materials and transportation vouchers for pregnant women in Northern Ethiopia for an entire year.






Help train a midwife and improve access to maternal health services: There are just 4,000 midwives in Ethiopia, for a population of 42 million women. Our program, Skilled Hands of Joy, will help equip diploma-level midwives with clinical skills needed to intervene in emergencies and provide comprehensive antenatal care to expectant mothers in remote regions of northern Ethiopia.


Join us as the sole sponsor of our Training Center in northern Ethiopia: We invite you to lend your name to our Mekelle Center; the heart of our Safe Motherhood Ambassador program. Your commitment allows us to house our SMAs, our site managers, guards, and cover necessities like monthly rent, water, electricity, Internet and maintenance.


Provides for an entire class of 10 Safe Motherhood Ambassadors.




Bill Bloomfield recognizes the importance and success of the mission of Healing Hands of Joy and its operations.  Healing Hands of Joy is thrilled that Bill decided from the beginning to believe in the vision of helping women with obstetric fistula as its first major donor and is a member of the Healing Hands of Joy Board of Directors.  Now Bill wants to ensure that every dollar that is donated to Healing Hands goes directly to helping women in Ethiopia by becoming our Angel Donor and donating the entire U.S. operations budget.  An active leader on the community, national and international stage, Bill is our hero and playing a major role in eradicating obstetric fistula through Healing Hand’s of Joy’s programs.



2012 Angel Donor ($25,000+):

Bill Bloomfield
Brian Cooper 
2012 HHOJ Global Ambassadors ($1,000+): 
Amy Beckman
Amy Bucher
Kyle Fisher 
Groton School 
Chandra Jessee
Roy A. Johnston 
Benjamin & Leah Pedersen 
Jackie Renwick
2012 Safe Motherhood Ambassador Supporters ($500+): 
Don Abbott 
Sourab Choudhury
Caroline Coleman 
Peggy Goldwyn
Carol Staubi
Groton-Pepperell Rotary Club
Pilot Project Supporters: 
Andrew Chaveriat
Founding Members:
Andrew Baker
Bill Bloomfield
Amy Bucher
Alex Castellanos
Leslie Doheny-Hanks
Peggy Goldwyn
Chandra Jessee
Todd and Lillian Johnson
Mark Kaiser
Joe Keltz
John and Cindy McCain
Mark and Anne McKinnon
Inga Norton
Brett O'Donnell
Robert and Sharon O'Donnell
Abe and Allison Pafford
Allison Shigo
Kristopher Shigo
Al & Kathy Shigo
Bruce Voss


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