Paulo Pereira


Paulo's Story

Paulo joined Watsi on May 16th, 2014. 19 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Paulo's most recent donation traveled 5,800 miles to support Christopher, a baby boy from Guatemala, to prevent further malnourishment.


Paulo has funded healthcare for 11 patients in 5 countries.

All patients funded by Paulo


Ndasikoi is a 12-year-old boy living in Tanzania with his parents. Due to an accident in his childhood, Ndasikoi has limited mobility in his left arm, which makes daily life activities difficult for him. “One day, Ndasikoi was seated close to an open fire, carefully watching how his father barbeques big parts of goat meat. He did not realize that a piece of his clothing, his 'rubega' was very close to the fire. Suddenly, his rubega caught fire and he quickly tried to take it off of his body. As he was struggling to remove his rubega, a burst of fire came up and he sustained severe burn on his left arm and face. Ndasikoi is thankful to be alive and now he is living with severe burn contractures on his left arm,” our partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, tells us of Ndasikoi’s accident. Contractures are small nodules in the fibrous tissue beneath the skin, and can cause severe tightening, limiting mobility. Ndasikoi will require surgery to release the contractures on his left arm. Our partners expect that with the surgery, “Ndasikoi will be more independent on his daily activities including bathing and washing his clothes, and he will also have pain free movement during functional activities.” “I wish to be able to do more with my hands to help my parents, but the most I can do is herd cattle,” said Ndasikoi. Lets come together to raise the $550 to fund this treatment for Ndasikoi so that he is able to live a full life and do whatever he chooses!

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