Onesiforo is a young child from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two. He is an active boy who loves to play with his brother. Onesiforo’s parents are small-scale farmers.
Last year, Onesiforo was sitting next to a fire when the cloth in which he was wrapped caught fire. Most parts of his stomach and hands were severely burned. The burns have turned into contractures, limiting his ability to use his right hand.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Onesiforo receive treatment. On September 6, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him use his right hand again and go back to school. Now, he needs help to fund this $832 procedure.
Onesiforo’s father says, “Since his arm healed and his skin contracted, he has not been able to use his right arm, making his life difficult. Please help my son get the needed surgery and be able to use his arm again.”