Kiyan joined Watsi on November 11th, 2014. 10 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Kiyan's most recent donation traveled 5,200 miles to support Esvin, a baby boy from Guatemala, to help alleviate his malnutrition.
Kiyan has funded healthcare for 28 patients in 9 countries.
Kiyan has funded healthcare for 28 patients in 9 countries.
“Esvin’s mom and dad tell us, ‘We want a strong and healthy child who will grow up to be a man with good values,’” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). Meet Esvin, a one-year-old baby boy from Guatemala, and the first child born to his young parents. Esvin’s family has had a difficult economic time recently and as a result there has not been much food. “Esvin has been losing weight every month for three months and his height hasn't increased at all either,” explains WK. “His mom is really worried about his health and she notices that he is much less energetic and happy than he was before all this started.” Esvin’s mom stays home and cares for him while his dad works as an unskilled laborer. Neither parent finished primary school, which limits their labor opportunities. According to WK, “They came to see our staff, asking for economic help with taking care of the child but also asking for education saying, ‘We don’t know how to feed him properly.’” For $535, we can provide Esvin with food and nutrition support to treat him acute malnutrition. “Esvin will regain the lost weight and will start growing again. He development will pick up and this will guarantee that he has a good chance to be successful in school and later on in life as well,” reports WK. Let’s help Esvin have a healthy infancy and send him on his way to a great life with his family!
"I really hope Watsi will help me to receive treatment so that I can start a kiosk (shop) for selling groceries that will give me more money,” Rosaline tells us. 41-year-old Rosaline is a single mother of twins from Kenya. Formerly, she sold groceries by the road to support her children, but has been unable to do so since her diagnosis of uterine fibroids. "Since three years ago, Rosaline has been suffering from this condition," says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). "The symptoms got worse in October 2014. Rosaline went to the doctor and she was diagnosed but has not received treatment due to lack of money to pay for the surgery." Fortunately, with a total abdominal hysterectomy, Rosaline will see pain relief and her bleeding will stop. The fibroids will not spread to other body organs, and her recovery will allow her to work and spend time with her children again. The surgery will cost $790. Let's help make it happen!
"Abdirizak is his mother's first baby," our partner, Edna Adan Hospital (EAH), tells us. "She is a home maker and his father does odd jobs." Abdirizak has hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the skull, and spina bifida, in which the spinal cord is not fully formed and developed. Because of the spina bifida, Abdirizak has paralysis in his legs. “Unfortunately the paralysis is not reversible and Abdirizak will be paralyzed his entire life,” EAH explains, “But removing the lesion will decrease his risk of dying from sepsis through an infection in the lesion." "His mother is looking forward to the lesion being removed from Abdirizak's back," his doctors add. Abdirizak’s mother has received educational information about his condition and has been given access to a disability outreach program that will help her provide care for her son. “She has also been commenced on folic acid to decrease the likelihood of having children being born with spina bifida in the future.” For $1,118, we can fund Abdirizak's treatment to remove his lesion and reduce his chances of infection.
Dia is a 66-year-old mother of 14 who lives in Cambodia. "Dia is partially blind due to her cataracts," Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) explains. "She can't do work at the farm very well and she doesn't like to go outside without her son to guide her, putting a burden on him." Surgical treatment of her cataracts will enable her to see clearly again, but surgery costs $150. With your help Dia, will be able to pay for treatment in her right eye. "She looks forward to going back to her farm, participating in ceremonies at the pagoda, and taking care of her grandchildren," CSC tells us. Let's do what we can to make this a reality for Dia!
“Oun has had a cataract in his left eye for over a year, which causes him to stay in the house for most of the day,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “He can’t see anything clearly, which makes it difficult for him to eat or go outside.” Oun is 72-years-old and lives in Cambodia with his four children and six grandchildren. “He likes listening to the monks pray and watching the evening news,” CSC continues. “He most looks forward to going to the pagoda alone.” $150 covers the cost of the cataract surgery that will restore the vision in Oun’s left eye. Let’s help him out!
Saru is a 24-year-old woman who lives in Nepal with her husband and two children. She works in agriculture, while her husband plays cricket for a regional team. Recently, Saru went into a forested area to fetch wood. On her return, she accidentally hurt herself, and the wood she was holding hit her hard on the side of her head, damaging her ear lobe and causing it to bleed. She left the wound untreated and is now unable to go to work, sleep normally, or take care of her family. She is in constant pain. Saru and her husband need help to pay for Saru's medical expenses. Let’s work together to raise $220 so that Saru can be treated at a medical facility and be relieved of her pain!
67-year-old Srun of Cambodia has mature cataracts in his both eyes. "He has had to stop doing his job as a noodle seller because he can't see the toppings clearly and he can't cook the noodles properly," Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) tells us. "Srun has eleven grandchildren whom he misses dearly." Srun is in need of cataract surgery to restore his vision -- this will run at $150. First Srun will undergo surgery for the cataract in his left eye and will ideally undergo surgery in his right eye the following week. "He looks forward to going back to his job and also planting bananas and mangoes in a garden near his house," CSC says. Let's help Srun's eyesight improve so he can get back to his routine and see clearly again.
“We have a difficult time in our family,” shares 10-year-old Pauni’s uncle. “We cannot afford the treatment for Pauni.” Pauni is a third grade student who lives in Nepal with her extended family. She loves Nepali language classes, and playing skipping games with her friends during recess. Recently, however, she has had to miss school due to a fracture in her left elbow. “Pauni was playing with her friends on the trunk of a fallen tree when she slipped and tumbled over and hurt her left elbow,” report our partners at Possible. “She developed pain and swelling in the elbow and couldn’t move her arm. She has not been able to perform simple activities since.” Pauni’s family works in local agriculture, but only makes enough to support the family for two months out of the year. To compensate, her father goes to work as a wage laborer in towns in India to earn money for the family; the wages he earns are not enough to cover surgery for his daughter's elbow. For $205, we can fund fracture repair surgery for Pauni that will restore her mobility and prevent future complications. Let’s help Pauni resume her studies and get back to playing with her friends!
“Pheak likes doing housework and going to the pagoda,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. “Pheak cannot see clearly due to the cataract that remains in her left eye after we did surgery on her right eye last week. It is still difficult for her to see things clearly.” $150 covers the cost of Pheak’s cataract surgery, which will give her clear vision in her left eye. “After surgery she is looking forward to returning home and going to the pagoda, seeing faces, and visiting family," her doctors say.
Meet Janet, a 25-year-old expecting mother in Kenya. While her husband works as a subsistence farmer growing enough maize, beans and vegetables for the two of them to eat, Janet would like to attend school and help around the house, but no longer can, due to the discomfort caused by her pregnancy. Janet is also a dressmaker and explains, "I want to feel better, be able to cook for my family again and to start sewing again. I haven't been able to sit at the sewing machine for a long time. I want to work hard, save money, and help my family." For $290, Janet will receive prenatal and postnatal care, including immunization, as well as have a safe child delivery which will allow her to enjoy cooking and other household chores without any complication, and start sewing again as she used to. Let's help Janet experience less pain and have a safe delivery!
Meet Lon, an 81-year-old man from Cambodia! “Lon has had a cataract in his left eye for four years and his vision is very blurry,” explains our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “It is hard for him to see faces, read, and do work around the house.” “Lon has a son and two grandchildren,” continues CSC. “He spends his days listening to monks pray, although he wishes he could walk around outside and see friends. He is looking forward to reading again after surgery.” $150 covers Lon’s cataract surgery and provides him with restored vision.
"Chao was hit in the eyes with a pair of scissors a few years ago," says our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). Since then, Chao has developed a strabismus--an improper alignment of his eyes. Chao is a 20-year-old man from Cambodia who enjoys playing soccer with friends, and listening to music. He dreams of learning about car repair so he can one day help support his family. His current condition makes it difficult for him to be outgoing, as it often causes insecurity. For $290, CSC can treat Chao's strabismus and correct his eyes. He will be able to look in one direction with both eyes, and will also regain confidence. Let's help fix Chao's eyes and fund his treatment!