Ritha is a baby from Tanzania. She is the youngest in a family of five children. Ritha’s parents work as casual laborers.
Ritha has clubfoot of her right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.
Fortunately, Ritha traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on June 13. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Ritha’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, Ritha to be able to walk, play, run, and go to school when she grows up.
Ritha’s mother says, “I knew I had to find treatment for my daughter because I do not want her to grow up feeling ashamed or embarrassed of how she looks. I want to raise a confident and happy child, and I know this treatment will make Ritha be confident and happy as she grows up she will not be subjected to stigma or society’s judgment and stares.”