Esther is a playful 1-year-old girl from Kenya. She lives with her mother and two siblings. Her father, who was the breadwinner of the family, disappeared after learning of his daughter’s condition. To supplement her husband’s earnings, Esther’s mother used to do laundry and plough farms for the neighbors. Currently, Esther’s mother is unable to work and provide for her family as she has to take care of Esther. As a result, Esther’s older siblings live with neighbors so that her mother can focus on her young daughter.
Esther was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. After her recovery, Esther will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.
Esther is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on December 3rd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,393 to cover the total cost of Esther’s procedure and care.
Esther’s mother shared, “I would really like Esther to be treated so that I can be able to provide for my family and be reunited with my children.”