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

  • $475 raised, $0 to go
Fully funded
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's Timeline

  • February 12, 2013

    Samba's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 12, 2013

    Samba's treatment was fully funded.


    Awaiting Samba's treatment update from Project Muso.

Funded by 14 donors

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