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Pemphero from Malawi raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Pemphero
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
$1,000
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$0
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Fully funded
Pemphero's treatment was fully funded on February 27, 2013.

Photo of Pemphero post-operation

Pemphero received surgery to repair her bowed legs.

With her bowed legs now corrected, Pemphero can walk normally and continue to develop properly. She will no longer have to endure pain and disability and can walk to school and play with the other children.

As you can tell from the photo, since the surgery both Pemphero and her father are two happy campers.

With her bowed legs now corrected, Pemphero can walk normally and continue to develop properly. She will no longer have to endure pain and d...

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Pemphero is a sweet girl whose parents want her to live a normal, healthy life. She is at the age where she is beginning to want to walk and run, but a medical condition threatens to prevent her from being able to live an active life.

Pemphero was born with bowed legs, a condition which causes her legs to turn inward and makes it difficult for her to walk. Her parents are worried that without treatment, Pemphero will miss out on opportunities that her peers will have in school, work, and adult life.

Pemphero lives in Malawi, where 74% of people live on less than $1.25 a day. CURE International can perform surgery to treat her condition, but her parents cannot afford to pay for her care. We hope to raise the $1000 needed to cover the cost of Pemphero’s treatment and enable her to live a happy, active life.

Pemphero is a sweet girl whose parents want her to live a normal, healthy life. She is at the age where she is beginning to want to walk and...

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Pemphero's Timeline

  • February 19, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pemphero's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 27, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pemphero's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Pemphero. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

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Kyampire

Kyampire is a mother of five girls. She lost her husband in February 2001. All her daughters are married, but are struggling in their families due to lack of adequate education. Her firstborn is 24 years old and completed secondary school class three, the second born is 23 years old and completed primary school class six, her third is 22 years old and completed secondary school class two, while her youngest is 20 years old and dropped from secondary school class three. Her husband had not constructed a house for them but Kyampire tried her best and constructed a three-room semi-permanent house for herself and her girls. Kyampire started feeling abdominal pains and scans at Kabale referral hospital showed she had uterine fibroids. As the pains persisted, she went to a private doctor who advised her to have surgery but could not because she could not afford the surgery charges. She tried herbs and pain medicine to reduce the pain but she feels it is now beyond her control and that’s why she came to Rushoroza Hospital. If not treated, she could develop severe anaemia leading to heart failure. She has severe abdominal pain stopping her from doing her day to day activities. Kyampire did not go to school and survives on small-scale farming. Her normal duties are affected because she feels severe pain when digging and feels pain and heavy when walking; this greatly slows down her general performance in any activity she takes on. She at times finds it difficult to walk completely. Kyampire told us: “I pray for a successful surgery. I look forward to being normal again and be able to carry out my farming activities as comfortably as I had always done; making it easy to take good care of myself, God willing.”

64% funded

64%funded
$155raised
$84to go

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