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About Healing Hands of Joy

altMISSION

Our mission is to establish safe motherhood support networks around the Healing Hands of Joy Center and  with the goal of eradicating fistula and assisting those...

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altVISION & INSPIRATION

Our vision is to see new cases of obstetric fistula radically reduced in Ethiopia within 5 years with the goal of eradication and to see fistula survivors empowered to ...

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altHISTORY

Healing Hands of Joy is a community based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization committed to improving the lives of women who have suffered from obstetric fistula and preventing more women from developing fistula. The organization’s...

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altOUR BOARD

Our board has a passion and a determination to make a difference in the lives of women who suffer from obstetric fistula. Find out more about them and why our organization is in such good hands.

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altOUR FOUNDER

Through her travels to Ethiopia working on the Emmy Award winning documentary A Walk to Beautiful, a film following the lives of five Ethiopian women who have suffered from obstetric fistula, Allison Shigo witnessed firsthand the need for...

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altOUR STAFF

Sololia Amente, Country Director, was born and raised in Addis Ababa. She attended Gordon College (Wenham, MA) where she got her BA in Sociology and Social Work. She also got her MA from Brandeis...

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