Four-year-old Pilaso is the youngest of her mother’s four children, and lives with her father’s boma (group of huts) in Tanzania. She is a sweet child with a ready smile. Pilaso has started at a nearby nursery school and loves going there with her friends.
Pilaso sustained burns in 2015 when her clothes caught fire from the cooking fire in the hut. She was taken to the district hospital where she received basic care and dressing changes, but was left with contractures around her groin that inhibit her ability to walk.
$870 will cover the cost of surgery to release the contractures and repair the affected areas with skin grafts. This treatment will increase Pilaso’s functional independence and mobility.
Pilaso shares, “I want to be able to walk normally with my friends.”