Saitoti is a four-year-old boy who lives with his parents and siblings in Tanzania. He is the fifth born of seven children to his parents, who are subsistence farmers.
Saitoti was born with congenital club feet, a condition in which his feet are twisted out of shape or position. This causes him difficulty walking long distances, and his parents worry that he will not be able to attend school with his siblings as a result.
Saitoti’s parents did not know that it was possible to seek treatment for their son’s condition, and so they never did until a pastor from their village referred them to Watsi’s medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).
While his parents cannot afford the treatment that Saitoti requires, we can help fund the $1,160 procedure to re-position his feet. This amount includes plaster casting and surgery to straighten the feet, in addition to a four month stay at the Plaster House, a facility in Tanzania that cares for children recovering from corrective surgery.
“I would like my son to be able to walk normally,” says Saitoti’s mother. Let’s help them fund their son’s surgery so he can attend school with his siblings one day!