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Naisanoi from Kenya raised $230 for cataract surgery.

  • $230 raised, $0 to go
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Naisanoi's treatment was fully funded on June 9, 2015.
May 31, 2015

“Naisanoi walks into the interview with a smile on her face and as we settle down for the interview, I begin to understand why,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “She has been praying for her vision to come back since she realized that she was gradually going blind.”

Naisanoi is a 35-year-old woman from Kenya. She has ten children, and helps her husband tend to his cattle. She also makes and sells traditional bead jewelry.

Around the time Naisanoi delivered her fourth child, she began experiencing problems with her vision. She was diagnosed with a cataract in her right eye, but has not received treatment due to a lack of funds.

AMHF recently traveled to Naisanoi’s village to treat Naisanoi and other patients affected by cataracts. A cataract removal for Naisanoi will cost $230, and is expected to fully restore her vision.

“I love making my jewelry and I can no longer make them as fast as I used to,” Naisanoi tells us. “Thank you for answering my prayer and coming to restore my sight.”

"Naisanoi walks into the interview with a smile on her face and as we settle down for the interview, I begin to understand why," says our me...

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Naisanoi's Timeline

  • May 31, 2015

    Naisanoi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 3, 2015

    Naisanoi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 8, 2015

    Naisanoi was scheduled to receive treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • June 9, 2015

    Naisanoi's treatment was fully funded.


    Awaiting Naisanoi's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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Foster is a 70-year-old father of nine, from Makwenda Village in Malawi. He lives with his wife and grandchildren. To support his family, he solely depends on farming where he grows maize, groundnuts, and soya beans. Foster is a village headman and he is a member of the Church of African Presbytery. Foster was well until 2020 when he noticed a swelling on the right side of his groin. The swelling was very painful and made passing stool and urine very difficult. The swelling would disappear and reappear after a while, especially when it is cold, and when he coughs or strains himself. Foster decided to seek medical help at a health center in his area where he was referred to Nkhoma Hospital, but at the time surgeries were limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. He was told to come back another time. As the condition persisted, Foster went to seek medical help at Dedza District Hospital where he has been visiting up to now and had been given pain medication. Last week, Foster visited Nkhoma Hospital once again, and he presented that the swelling has now been appearing on both sides. After assessment in the surgical clinic, Foster was diagnosed with Bilateral Inguinal Hernia. The doctor advised that he needs to undergo Hernia Repair surgical procedure and this was scheduled for October 5th. This hernia condition has impacted Foster’s life negatively. Since the condition surfaced, he experiences pain that hinders him from doing his daily activities and he fails to work on his farm. Additionally, he cannot walk a long distance or ride his bike as the swelling appears when he strains himself. Treatment will be a welcome development in Foster’s life. He will be able to work on his farm and continue taking care of his family as he is the sole breadwinner. In addition to that, treatment will prevent Foster from developing complications that a hernia can cause, such as enlargement, incarceration, small bowel obstruction, and strangulation of the hernia, which can be fatal. Foster shared that he does not have enough money to pay for his surgery and other expenses so the medical team referred him to Watsi and our medical partner African Mission healthcare. He has been able to contribute $15 to his care and our medical partner is requesting $500 to cover the cost of Foster's surgery. Foster says, “I was afraid that this condition will start affecting my duties as a village headman, I am thankful that there is hope for me through my donors.”

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$220to go

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