“Baraka is a very talkative little boy,” writes our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “He is in kindergarten and likes to draw and color some pictures. He also likes to run around with other children as well as playing with cars.”
Six-year-old Baraka lives with his parents and two older siblings in Tanzania. His parents work in a restaurant in their hometown to support their family. Baraka’s father is a chef at the restaurant while his mother works as a restaurant attendant.
Baraka has clubfoot in both of his feet, which means they are turned inwards on each other. This affects the way that he walks and keeps him from being active or even walking long distances without experiencing pain. The AMHF team has recommended corrective surgery to make it possible for Baraka to be active. The procedure costs $1160, an expense which is out of his family’s reach.
“Baraka is so charming and full of life,” says Baraka’s mother. “We hope to see him able to walk properly and perform various activities without constraints on his feet.” Watsi donors - let’s help this vibrant young boy experience the pleasure of an active childhood.