Alice is a little girl from Tanzania. She is the third born child in a family of four children. Alice is such a cheerful and friendly girl, she has not had the chance to join school yet but her parents are planning to enroll her into school next year. Her parents are small scale farmers of maize and vegetables with a very small income.
In February 2018, Alice and her siblings were left at home by their parent as they went to work on their farm. Having no grown-up around the homestead they decided to go to the kitchen which has an open fireplace with three cooking-stones and started a fire for play and in the process Alice’s clothing caught on fire burning her badly. She sustained burns around her groin area and hand. Burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around her burn. It is difficult for her to move about, and she is in pain.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Alice receive treatment. On October 8th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her move freely again. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure.
Alice’s mother says, “Please help treat my daughter this contracture makes it difficult for her to use the toilet and its going to affect her self esteem when she is grown up.”