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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.

 

$50

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.

$75

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

$200

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

$350

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

$1,000

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. 

$1,500

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

 

 

 

 

$2,000

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.

$7,500

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.

$10,000

Provides for an entire class of 10 Safe Motherhood Ambassadors.

 

 

OUR ANGEL DONORS: BILL BLOOMFIELD

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.

 

OUR ANGEL DONORS: BRIAN COOPER

Brian joined A Glimmer of Hope Foundation in May 2008 as the CEO. Brian leads the strategy, growth and execution for operations in the US and Ethiopia. Before joining A Glimmer of Hope, Brian was a serial entrepreneur having founded and led software companies for 20 years. Most recently, he was CEO and Chairman of Affiniscape, a Software As A Service provider in the web content management market. Before Affiniscape, he was a partner with Texas Edge, an angel investment and advisory firm formed to invest in companies and mentor them in developing their strategies and business models, raising capital and successfully managing growth. In 1998, he founded Lombardi Software, which was born from the desire to address the inefficiencies in enterprise business processes and collaboration. In January 2010, Lombardi Software was acquired by IBM.

 

 THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL DONORS

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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