Vumilia is a 12-year-old girl from Tanzania. She loves school and especially enjoys studying Swahili. She is the youngest in a family of three children. Her mother is a subsistence farmer, and her father works for a mining company.
Vumilia was born with a longitudinal deficiency of the tibia, so her right leg is bent below the knee and is shorter than the left leg. This makes walking difficult. Over time, she will develop back problems due to poor balance.
Fortunately, Vumilia visited our medical partner’s care center. There, she will undergo an amputation on April 13. This surgery and prosthesis will allow her to be able to walk without problems, and she will not be at risk of developing back problems. Her family needs help raising $1,035 to fund the procedure.
Vumilia says, “I hope that this treatment will allow me to be able to walk without difficulty and be able to continue with school. Thank you so much for helping me.”