Ikram is a friendly, playful 4-year-old boy and the only child of his parents. His family recently moved from the city back to the village in Tanzania due to the lack of work and hardships they experienced. His parents work as small-scale farmers to provide for the family. Ikram cannot attend school right now as his parents are worried the walk to school will be painful for him. They also shared that he may experience discrimination by other children.
Ikram was born with clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape, causing difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.
Fortunately, Ikram’s family traveled to visit the care center at our medical partner’s care, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). On November 16th, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery. AMH is requesting $935 to fund Ikram’s procedure. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily and wear shoes.
Ikram’s mother shared, “Life took a quick turn, and we could no longer afford to live in the city. We moved back to the village and hope for a better life.”