Success! Amina from Tanzania raised $874 to fund contracture release surgery.

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Fully funded
Amina's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2023.
  • Amina's story
  • Amina's update
March 8, 2023

Photo of Amina post-operation

October 9, 2023

Amina underwent contracture release surgery.

Amina underwent surgery allowing her to take the first step towards a life where she can use her hands freely and accomplish tasks. Amina...

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Amina's Timeline

  • March 8, 2023

    Amina was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 9, 2023

    Amina received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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 16, 2023

    Amina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 26, 2023

    Amina's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 9, 2023

    Amina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

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Miriam is a sociable four-year-old girl from Arusha Tanzania, the first born child in a family of two children. Miriam's father works casual day jobs to earn a living, while the mother is a homemaker. Despite financial challenges due to limited income, the parents work diligently to ensure their family's well-being. Miriam was brought to our medical partner's care center, Kafika House, by her mother following a burn incident she experienced in May 2023. A pot of boiling beans tipped off and the hot water spilled on Miriam, causing burn injuries. She was first taken to a nearby healthcare center for wound care, and it took a month for her wounds to heal. During the healing process, her skin developed a burn contracture on her elbow, which was left untreated as the health center did not have the capacity to handle such cases, and the family did not have the financial resources to seek treatment in a larger institution. Sometime later, Miriam's mother met one of Kafika House's staff members who advised her to go to the facility for an assessment, with hope for treatment, as the condition was already limiting Miriam's ability to perform her daily activities. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Miriam receive treatment at their care center Kafika House. On April 2nd, surgeons will perform a burn contracture release surgery to restore the functionality of her hand. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Miriam’s mother says: “Please help my daughter get this treatment. I hope she will grow up with her arm fully functional.”

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