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Caroline is in seventh grade in a public primary school. She is the second born in the family of four siblings. Her firstborn and the thirdborn brothers dropped out of school due to the financial problems and her last born brother is in the fifth grade. Caroline’s parents separated five years ago when her father developed a mental illness. As a result, her mother went to rent a single room where they are all living. Caroline’s mother is a casual laborer; she farms for others so that she is able to support her children. They feel they don’t have a place to call home, however, they live in a rented room. A good samaritan has given them a small piece of land where they plant maize and beans for their family to eat. Caroline presented the hospital with a big toe fracture. She sustained this after a building stone fall on her toe, as she was hiding herself during a heavy rain. She received an initial debridement and fixation for her toe about 1 week ago and her family has not been able to raise the bill for that treatment. This week, she developed wound problems that need new surgery. This wound has made her toe develop non-viable tissues. The hospital management decided to waive the family's previous bill and are hopeful that Caroline can benefit from Watsi's support for her second procedure before going home. If this condition is not treated, there will be worsening of non-viable tissues and possibly the development of deep infection. Caroline shared: "I will really be thankful if I get support so that I can go back to school once the COVID lockdown is over."

$777raised
Fully funded

Patrick is a 31-year-old laborer and the fourth born child in a family of eight children. He grew up with his mother and siblings, and sadly, his father passed away when he and his siblings were young. He is married and he and his wife have three children, including two children in public primary school and another who is not yet school aged. He makes a living by digging and weeding on farms. His wife works as a casual laborer, but currently stays at home with their youngest child. The family has a small piece of land where they grow maize, beans, and potatoes for the family's consumption. Recently, Patrick was hit by a motorbike. He injured his right foot in the accident and was taken to a local clinic where an x-ray was taken and a cast was applied. However, over the next few days, his leg became swollen and he was in pain, so he visited a hospital for further evaluation. He was diagnosed with a complex distal tibia fracture and requires surgery. He is currently using crutches because walking is difficult. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On December 23rd, Patrick will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help the fracture in his leg to heal properly. After his foot heals, he will be able to return to work. Now, he needs help raising $1,079 to fund his procedure and care. Patrick shared, "I kindly ask for treatment so that I can go back to my daily activities for I'm the breadwinner for my family."

$1,079raised
Fully funded