Malaika is a two-month-old baby girl from Tanzania. Maliaka is a Swahili name meaning Angel. She is the last born in a family of five children. Both Malika’s parents depend on small-scale farming and livestock keeping for their living and to support their family of five children.
Malaika has clubfoot of both her feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.
Fortunately, Malaika traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 11th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $935 to fund Malaika’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to wear shoes and walk easily as she grows.
Malaika’ mother says, “We would love to see our daughter walk like other normal children without being discriminated. Please help support us so that our daughter can have a chance to walk well when the time comes.”