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Flora is a single mother of a baby boy aged 1.5 years. She is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who found herself in Malawi in the year 2022 in search of her sister Esperance. Flora grew up in her sister’s house since she lost all her parents through war. She shared that they got separated in 2016 during a war where Esperance's husband was killed and the family all scattered. Esperance, the sister, found herself in a refugee camp in Malawi in 2016 where Flora was able to trace her 6 years later. They both now run a saloon business which earns them a little income that helps to meet their needs. Flora was doing well until her recent pregnancy. During one of her antenatal clinics that was done at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), she was noted to have uterine fibroids through abdominal ultrasound scanning. She had a successful caesarian section in June 2022. However, since the birth of her child, Flora has been experiencing difficult symptoms leading to frequent blood transfusions due to anemia. Flora is weak at the moment and has been seeking medical attention frequently. On January 17th this year, Flora was taken back to KCH due a dangerous low blood level. She received three pints of whole blood, recovered, and was discharged home. On January 31st, she was seen by the gynecologist at KCH who recommended a hysterectomy but due to the long list at KCH, she is not able to be seen for many months. The gynecologist referred her to our medical partner's care center PIH for urgent attention due to her condition. Her sister brought her to PIH where the surgeon confirmed her diagnosis and the need for a total abdominal hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus, including the cervix. Flora was then referred to the Watsi program due to her financial status. Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in a woman's uterus. Fibroids might become quite large leading to severe abdominal pain and heavy bleeding. If left untreated, fibroids continue to grow, both in size and number worsening the symptoms. The heavy bleeding may become worse causing anemia which may be fatal. Flora needs help raising $1,363 to fund her hysterectomy surgery scheduled for February 3rd. After the surgery, it is expected that Flora will be able to live her normal life, and continue taking care of her baby as she works hand-in-hand with her sister. Flora Said, “Kindly help me to get better. I have already come through a lot in my life."

$999to go

Manasse is a 13-year-old student from Kenya. He is the second born in a family of four children, with two brothers and a sister. His oldest sibling is in high school, the other two are in preschool and second grade. Neither of Manasse's parents were able to complete their schooling. Manasse works hard in school, and he would like to be a doctor in future. Manasse's family has a piece of land where they farm. They have one dairy cow to produce milk and some free-range chickens. Farming is the main source of income for the family, and they use it to pay school fees for the children and to buy other necessities. Manasse's family is fortunate to have electricity because it's uncommon for the area. Since last October, Manasse has had bilateral hydrocele, which is caused by fluid buildup in the scrotal area. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and went home. The problem recurred a few months later and he was taken back, an ultrasound was completed, and he was referred to our medical partner's care center for treatment. Without treatment, there will be risk of infection and abnormal growth. During the visit, Manasse's father said that their family didn't currently have access to health insurance. Fortunately, on February 29th, Manasse will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $733 to fund Manasse's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Manasse father says, "Please help my son.”

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