Meet Fayka, a four-year-old girl from Tanzania. For over a month now, Fayka has been experiencing intermittent stomach pain that is severe at times and is affecting her ability to eat properly. Tests have revealed a growing abdominal mass that requires surgical removal to prevent further health complications.
Born on July 1st, 2012, Fayka is an only child to her mother and father. “Fayka has started pre-school and she enjoys singing and coloring some pictures,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “When around other children, you will see her laughing and peacefully playing with her friends.”
“Fayka’s mother is a homemaker and her father is a truck driver,” says AMHF. The family currently rents a small apartment, hoping to save up some money and begin building their own house on a piece of land given to them by Fayka’s grandfather. However, “What Fayka’s father earns is not enough to cover their daily living expenses as well as the surgery which their daughter needs.”
For $920, Fayka will undergo surgery to remove her abdominal mass, thus eliminating her stomach pain and allowing her to continue school without disruptions. “My daughter has been doing well and I will be happy not to see her suffering,” says Fayka’s mother. “My wish is to see her excel in life.”