Rahul Malhotra
Rahul's Story

Rahul joined Watsi on September 2nd, 2014. 4 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Rahul's most recent donation traveled 8,200 miles to support Agatha, a 27-year-old devoted mother from Uganda, to fund a C-section.

Impact

Rahul has funded healthcare for 173 patients in 15 countries.

Patients funded by Rahul

Dada is a newborn baby girl, entered the world last week on December 2nd in Lobosiret, Simanjiro district in Tanzania. As the youngest member of the family, her parents were filled with joy to welcome her into the world. Her father works as a livestock keeper, while her mother is a dedicated homemaker. Upon observation, Dada’s mother noticed that her daughter’s legs seemed different from those of other babies. Concerned, her mother sought advice from the doctor at the hospital, who reassured her that both conditions were well-known and treatable. After spending a few days at home, Dada’s parents decided not to delay seeking treatment for their daughter. Dada was born with clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Dada's family traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Kafika House. There, the team will begin clubfoot treatment on December 12th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $935 to fund Dada's clubfoot repair. After treatment, her crawling and walking abilities will be enhanced even as she grows. With this treatment, Dada will eventually be able to wear shoes without experiencing any discomfort. Her parents were comforted after they were provided with information about Dada’s condition, seeing it as a significant step towards ensuring their daughter could lead a life free from disability. Dada’s mother says: “I am hopeful that my daughter will have normal legs and grow up to be like her older siblings.”

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George is a small-scale farmer who works alongside his wife, and they primarily cultivate potatoes. He completed his education through sixth grade before discontinuing his studies. George's eldest child is 52 years old, while the youngest is 23 years old. Most of his children are married and have familial responsibilities. For around nine months, George has had a right inguinal hernia. It started as a small painless swelling in his inguinal region. Initially, he believed it would resolve on its own over time, given the absence of pain. Consequently, he didn't seek medical attention at the time. However, he recently began experiencing elevated temperatures around the inguinal area, particularly when standing for extended periods. Concerned, he shared his symptoms with a friend, who advised him to seek medical attention. George reports that he can work as usual and his productivity has not been significantly affected. However, he fears that if left untreated, his condition may hinder his ability to work effectively in the future. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On July 12, George will undergo hernia repair surgery at our AMH's care center. AMH is requesting $170 to fund George's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. George says, “I hope for a successful surgery. I will continue with farming so that I may be able to take good care of myself and my family.”

$170raised
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Kiiza is a small-scale farmer and an elderly widow, who lost her spouse about 50 years ago. She has six children who are all married and now self-employed. She currently survives through farming in her local village, although her age and health condition limits her physical capacity to do so. She appeals for your support to improve her health in her old age and alleviate the financial burden that comes with medical treatment. Since last August, Kiiza has had a supra-umbilical hernia. She has been experiencing anterior abdominal pain and swelling which has significantly impacted her daily life. She can no longer engage in physical activities such as digging her field and washing her clothes, and even sleeping has become a challenge due to the discomfort she experiences. This condition has thus not only affected her health but also her ability to work and support herself financially. Without medical treatment, she faces the risk of intestinal obstruction, which could severely impact her quality of life. Fortunately, on April 12th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Kiiza's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. Kiiza says, “I have lost the power to do my activities due to this condition. I hope after complete recovery with your support I'll be able to get back to my normal life.”

$230raised
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