Recently Lengai was bitten by a snake while exploring in the bush. “…ever since the incident the condition of his hand has been getting worse despite being taken to the local dispensary,” AMHF writes. “Lengai’s mother has spent so much money that she can no longer afford to pay for further treatment of her son’s hand.”
Meet Lengai from Tanzania. He’s four-years-old and the youngest of three children. Lengai’s mother is a farmer and has been the sole caretaker of her children since her husband passed away two years ago.
“Although he is shy and afraid of people he doesn’t know, he very quickly makes friends after sitting with a person for a while,” the AMHF team tells us about Lengai. “He likes being close to his mother and when with children of his age, he likes to run around with them playing games that they know.”
$780 will cover the cost of an amputation of Lengai’s little finger and skin grafting so that he will be able to have full function of his hand. Let’s help this little guy out.