Since meeting Tekle-Wold in 2011, Hammond has been to Yetebon twice to pitch in with the work that Project Mercy is doing there. On his most recent trip, Hammond was accompanied by his daughter, a physician who worked with the midwife program. With a largely Muslim population and a traditional lifestyle, Hammond says, families in Yetebon value having eight or nine children. Even though Yetebon now has a hospital, many women gave birth in their mud and wattle tukuls until just a few years ago. As a result, Project Mercy launched an education project to bring people into the hospital for childbirth and has now seen hundreds of new families leave happy and safe.