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Success! Juliana from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund a fracture repair on her right leg.

  • $1,016 raised, $0 to go
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Juliana's treatment was fully funded on March 6, 2021.
January 17, 2021

Juliana is a farmer from Kenya and a single mother of 9 children, the youngest being 9 months old. Their family hails from Kapkoder village in Elgeyo Marakwet County. Juliana shared that her husband left the family almost two years ago and now she is the breadwinner. Seven of her children are all in school and she is unable to pay their school fees as well as putting food to the table. From her small scale farming and firewood harvesting Juliana is able to raise approximately $30 per month which is not meeting their family needs.

On a sunny January evening, Juliana injured her right leg while she was going home from her daily duties. She didn’t know that she had broken her leg until when she stood up she had a sharp pain on her right leg. Now she is not able to walk on her own and is in severe pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 18th, Juliana will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This treatment will help her heal well and walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund her procedure.

Juliana is feeling mostly worried for her children and is hoping that she gets treated quickly for fast recovery and can go on to support her family

Juliana is a farmer from Kenya and a single mother of 9 children, the youngest being 9 months old. Their family hails from Kapkoder village ...

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Juliana's Timeline

  • January 17, 2021

    Juliana was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 18, 2021

    Juliana was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. 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.

  • January 19, 2021

    Juliana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 06, 2021

    Juliana's treatment was fully funded.


    Awaiting Juliana's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Juliana's treatment
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Losieku is a nine-year-old boy and the youngest child born to his mother, who has six children. He is a friendly, cheerful and hard-working boy. He has not had the chance to go to school yet, though his father says he has plans to enroll him in school next year if everything goes well. Losieku lives in Northern Tanzania. The majority of people in this area are traditional Maasai and are livestock farmers. Losieku's father has a few goats that Losieku and his siblings take out to graze. They also practice small-scale farming of maize and vegetables as a source of food. About three years ago, Losieku was out playing with his siblings. He fell and his left hand went into an open fireplace where a bit of hot charcoal was burning below ashes. He sustained burns which were treated at home using traditional herbal medication due to lack of money and distance to the closest hospital. Over the years, the skin around his fingers has contracted and he is unable to straighten them. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Losieku receive treatment. On March 3, surgeons at AMH's care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so that he will be able to use his fingers freely. Now, he needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Losieku’s father shared, "it’s really challenging for my son to carry out his daily activities because of his hand. He is a hardworking boy, and if he gets his hand corrected, it will help him do more with ease.”

45% funded

$472to go

Neema is a 5-year-old girl and the firstborn to her mother who has three children. Neema started kindergarten earlier this year. She is a hard-working girl for her age, and looks after her siblings when her mother goes out to work on the farm. She also likes to help her mother clean their home and wash dishes. Neema was involved in a fire accident when she was one year old. She had been left in the care of an older child when her parents went out to work on the farm. As the children were playing, Neema walked into a dying fire that had been started to burn cow dung from the cattle shed. She was rescued by a passer-by and was rushed to the hospital, where she was admitted for two months. Neema's wounds healed, but contractures formed on a finger on her right-hand and the toes on her right foot. Her feet and toes are especially painful when she wears shoes and walks for a long distance. Neema's parents are not able to afford the cost of her procedure that will help to treat her contractures. They depend solely on livestock keeping and small scale farming for a living. Neema's parents had not been able to seek treatment for their daughter earlier due to the remoteness of their village, lack of proper medical facilities, and financial challenges. They appeal for help and support for their daughter's surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Neema receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo surgery to free up her thumb for better movement and amputate her littlest finger at our medical partner's care center. This procedure will cost $1,088, and she and her family need help raising money. Neema's father shared, “The fire accident has left my daughter with a disability. We hope for her to get treated but we cannot afford the cost. Please help us.”

55% funded

$487to go

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