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 Paper bead necklaces, fistula patients

Patients at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital take part in many enriching activities while they wait for or recover from surgery with a typical stay usually lasting three weeks.

A full time staff member runs craft activities for the patients to enjoy. The necklaces are made by these brave, beautiful patients, using the pages of magazines, cut to size and rolled to form brightly coloured paper beads. 

Proceeds from the sale of this necklace go directly to the patient who made it and also benefit the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

Just take a moment to consider the journey of a fistula patient while you look at this necklace. She has gone through so much, but at the time she made this necklace, in the grounds of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, there was hope for a brighter future. When you purchase this piece of her handiwork, you play an important part in her healing journey.