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Tariku from Ethiopia raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Tariku
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Fully funded
Tariku's treatment was fully funded on July 31, 2013.

Photo of Tariku post-operation

Tariku received surgery to treat a congenital malformation that prevented him from passing stool.

100% of your donation will be used to cover the cost of Tariku’s medical care. You will receive an update after Tariku receives treatment. This may take several weeks or even months, so please be patient.

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This young boy's surgery was a complete success! For the first time ever, Tariku is passing stool normally. "I'm so amazed by what Watsi...

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Four-year-old Tariku lives in a village in Ethiopia with his parents. When Tariku was born, he had a congential malformation that prevented Tariku from passing stool properly.

Because of their low income, Tariku’s parents are unable to afford the medical treatment that Tariku needs to grow up healthy. In the future, Tariku’s parents wish to “see their child normal again like all the other boys in the village.”

For $1,000, we can fund Tariku’s surgery so he can pass stool normally and be able to play with his friends!

Four-year-old Tariku lives in a village in Ethiopia with his parents. When Tariku was born, he had a congential malformation that prevented ...

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Tariku's Timeline

  • July 29, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tariku's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 31, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tariku's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Tariku's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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Queen

Queen is a six-year-old girl and the first born child in a family of two children. She and her younger brother are cared for by their grandparents as their mother sadly passed away in 2018 and their father is absent. Queen has been happily helping her grandmother with little home chores like washing dishes, sweeping the compound, and sometimes cooking. Both grandparents depend entirely on small scale farming of maize, vegetables, and bananas. As her name suggests, Queen is a nice and charming student who was to join first-grade early this year but unfortunately during the December holidays last year, she was involved in a painful fire accident. One day, Queen was helping her grandmother prepare porridge on a three stone fire place. Unknowingly, her dress caught on fire and badly injured her legs. Her wound healed, but burn scar contractures developed because of the tightened the skin around her legs. As a result, this has limited her ability to stand, walk, and enjoy her daily activities with her grandmother. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Queen receive treatment to relieve her pain. On August 5th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her walk again. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Queen’s uncle says: “She used to be the one helping her grandmother who has already aged up but with her condition right now her grandmother has to help her do everything. Please help my niece.”

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$778raised
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