Success! Taraja from Tanzania raised $935 to fund clubfoot surgery so that she can walk and start school.

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Fully funded
Taraja's treatment was fully funded on October 23, 2021.
  • Taraja's story
  • Taraja's update
October 7, 2021

Photo of Taraja post-operation

January 7, 2022

Taraja underwent clubfoot surgery so that she can walk and start school.

We just heard from our medical partner that Taraja’s clubfoot treatment of manipulation and casting is going on well and she is currently on...

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Taraja's Timeline

  • October 7, 2021

    Taraja was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 7, 2021

    Taraja received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • October 13, 2021

    Taraja's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 23, 2021

    Taraja's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 7, 2022

    Taraja's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Elicy is a 40-year-old married mother of four children aged between two and twenty years. She used to work part-time, doing laundry in people’s homes but due to her illness, she is unable to continue working. Her husband is a casual worker. They live in a rented house that costs about $4.75 per month. Elicy loves spending time with her husband and enjoying local meals. In 2019, Elicy observed swelling near her belly button region that was causing discomfort during her daily tasks. She sought medical attention at a nearby hospital and was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia, a condition where tissue protrudes through a weakened spot in the abdominal wall, creating a bulge near the navel. Surgery was recommended, but she had to return home and wait for the opportunity to undergo treatment. By the end of 2023, the swelling and pains had worsened, and her physical laundry work was exacerbating the symptoms. At the hospital, she was recommended rest and advised to avoid strenuous activities while awaiting surgery, which significantly impacted her earnings. Earlier this month, she decided to visit our medical partner's care center, Partners in Hope Medical Center, where the diagnosis of umbilical hernia was confirmed, requiring surgical intervention. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Elicy receive treatment. On March 19th, surgeons at PIH will perform a hernia repair surgery providing her the opportunity for a healthier, pain-free life. Now, Elicy needs help to fund this $575 procedure. Elicy says, “I can’t wait to be well again, my husband needs my support to provide for the family.”

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