Desta Mender – A Virtual Visit

Desta Mender – A Virtual Visit

Desta Mender means “Village of Joy” in Amharic. This idyllic village outside of Addis Ababa shares grounds with the Hamlin College of Midwives and is the cornerstone of our reintegration program, specifically for women who need longer-term care after surgery.

In addition to counseling, the women also participate in a series of trainings to gain skills they can use to earn income, including customer service, literacy and numeracy necessary for a sustainable livelihood, livestock care, and tending a garden with rotating crops.