Godwin is a two-year-old baby boy and the first born child in a family of two children. Godwin’s parents are small scale farmers of maize and vegetables, which is what their family relies on mainly for food. Earlier this year Godwin’s father traveled to Kenya to try making a living by selling Maasai sandals, belts and beads. He is able to send back some money once in a while.
In the past three weeks, Godwin’s mother noticed that Godwin has not been himself. He’s having pain and cries a lot. Godwin has been diagnosed with inguinal hernia, a condition in which soft tissue bulges through a weak point in the abdominal muscles. Fortunately, on July 4th, Godwin is scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $566 to fund Godwin’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will allow him to live more comfortably.
Godwin’s mother shares, “My baby is usually in pain when the area swells up. Please help him get this treatment for we are not able to afford the cost.”