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Nosiligi is a ten year old from Tanzania who needs $832 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

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January 30, 2020

Nosiligi is a child from Tanzania. She is the seventh born child in a family of eight children. She has not been able to start school yet due to her left hand that was deformed after a fire accident when she was two years old. Her mother is scared that if she goes to school with how her hand is now she will be discriminated and made fun of by other children.

Nosiligi’s mother is a widow since her father passed away when she was two years old due to illness. This left the mother with no one to help her look after the children. Her husband had left them with a few cattle and through that they are able to get a little milk to sell to supplement their income and do small-scale farming.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Nosiligi receive treatment. On January 31st, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her use her hand and hopefully join school with no fear of discrimination. Now, she needs help to fund this $832 procedure.

Nosiligi’s mother says, “Please help my daughter. She is having challenges performing her daily activities.”

Nosiligi is a child from Tanzania. She is the seventh born child in a family of eight children. She has not been able to start school yet du...

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Nosiligi's Timeline

  • January 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nosiligi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • February 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nosiligi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nosiligi 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.

  • March 17, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Nosiligi's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Nosiligi is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $832 for Nosiligi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14

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