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Success! Samba from Mali raised $475 to get healthy.

Samba
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  • $475 raised, $0 to go
$475
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$0
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Samba's treatment was fully funded on February 12, 2013.

Samba is an energetic boy from Mali. Samba loves playing soccer, and he says he would like to become a professional soccer player one day and win the World Cup.

It’s difficult for Samba to play soccer, however, because he suffers from bilateral inguinal hernias, which cause him constant pain and make it difficult for him to participate in physical activities. Samba’s doctors say his hernias are at risk of becoming strangulated, which could be “potentially fatal.”

The surgery Samba needs to treat his hernias costs $475. He lives in a slum on the outskirts of Bamako, Mali’s capital, where the average person lives on less than $1 a day. Samba’s father earns money to feed his family by selling pens and snacks door-to-door, but his income is not enough to pay for the surgery Samba needs.

Doctors at Project Muso can make sure Samba receives the care he needs to live a normal life. We hope to raise the money Samba needs for surgery, hospitalization, and medication.

Note: Mali is currently embroiled in serious civil conflict. This may impact the rate at which we can provide updates on this patient, so please bear with us.

Samba is an energetic boy from Mali. Samba loves playing soccer, and he says he would like to become a professional soccer player one day an...

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Samba's Timeline

  • February 12, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samba's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 12, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samba's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Samba's treatment update from Project Muso.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

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Colar

Colar is a 53-year-old woman who lives with her husband in Karen State in Burma. She has two sons who are students across the border in Mae Sot, Thailand. Both Colar and her husband are subsistence farmers but are no longer able to work on the farm due to their poor health. Their limited income comes from breeding and selling pigs and goats. In June 2018, Colar began to suffer from significant lower abdominal and back pain, constipation, headaches, frequent urination, blood in her urine and nausea. Her neighbor advised her to treat the pain with traditional medicine, initially believing this was caused by the fruit she was eating in the forest. However, after a week of severe pain, Colar lost consciousness and her neighbor called her brother who works as a medic at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). Her brother advised them to bring Colar to MTC for treatment. At MTC, Colar underwent a blood test, urine test and ultrasound afterwards, the doctor at MTC diagnosed her with a renal stone in her left kidney and advised her she would need surgery. Colar still suffers from constant pain and discomfort, she is very worried about the upcoming surgery, her health, and how she is going to support her husband and two sons who are still students. Colar said the constant worry for her health and her husband's is causing them significant anxiety and depression. When she feels well enough, she likes to forage in the forest for fruits and vegetables and tend to her garden. When Colar recovers from surgery and her health improves, she hopes to grow enough fruit and vegetables to feed her family and to sell.

94% funded

94%funded
$1,419raised
$81to go

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