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Anifa is a student from Tanzania who needs $608 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

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September 26, 2019

Anifa is a student from Tanzania. Anifa is a friendly third born child in a family of four. Her mother describes her as hardworking both in school and at home. The class five student suffered severe burns on her left arm when she was three years old. While playing children’s cooking games with her friends, Anifa’s clothing caught fire as she was placing the cooking tin on the open fire. The severe burns saw her admitted to the hospital for a month. She healed with contractures on her left hand and armpit. At five years, she was funded by a visiting team of surgeons for a contracture release of the arm. However, the contractures on her axilla remain. The contractures limit her hand movement making it challenging to perform daily tasks. When her mother heard about our funding program from our outreach team who had visited their village, she brought her in to ask for help. Anifa is planned for a release and Z-plasty surgery in our ALMC hospital. Anifa’s parents are small scale farmers of maize, rice and vegetables. Their income is limited to cater for the surgical cost and appeal for financial assistance

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Anifa receive treatment. On September 27th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to The surgery will restore Anifa’s ability to move her hand with ease. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Anifa’s mother says, “We have always wanted to treat our daughter and correct the remaining part but due to lack of money we have not been able to do that kindly help our daughter if it’s possible.”

Anifa is a student from Tanzania. Anifa is a friendly third born child in a family of four. Her mother describes her as hardworking both in ...

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Anifa's Timeline

  • September 26, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Anifa was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • September 27, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Anifa received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • October 05, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anifa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 10, 2019
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Anifa's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Anifa is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $608 for Anifa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14

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