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Janeth is a girl from Tanzania who needs $1,088 to fund surgery to repair the damage to her hand and foot from severe burns.

Janeth
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October 19, 2022

Janeth is a two-year-old girl and the youngest in a family of two children. Her father is a small-scale farmer, while her mother has a few cattle whose milk she sells to buy food and other commodities. They also harvest and sell some of their crops to earn money. They are living in a harsh environment, but they try to manage on a day-to-day basis.

Janeth was involved in an accident last year where she sustained severe burns. Her mother had made porridge for breakfast. She took the pot off the fire and placed it at a corner to cool down so that she could feed Janeth. As she went out to clean the plates Janeth took a cup and tried to take porridge by herself from the pot. She dipped her hand in the pot of hot porridge and while pulling her hand out, some of the porridge spilled on her left foot. Her mother ran inside when she heard Janeth crying, but she had already been badly burned. Her mother gave her first aid and rushed her to the nearest clinic where she got treatment that helped with the open wounds. The wounds have healed, but left her with scars that make her left-hand fingers hard to use, and the toe on her left food was disfigured. A relative who saw Janeth advised her mother to seek treatment at our medical partner’s care center ALMC (The Plaster House).

Janeth was diagnosed with burn scar contracture on her left hand and left foot. Her hand needs a release surgery with skin grafting because her fingers are webbed, and the fifth toe of her left foot needs to be amputated because it causes pain when she tries to wear shoes. Her mother cannot afford the $1,088 cost of treatment and is asking for help.

Janeth’s mother says, “I had to convince my husband to let me come and seek treatment for our daughter. I am not at peace every time I think of her.”

Janeth is a two-year-old girl and the youngest in a family of two children. Her father is a small-scale farmer, while her mother has a few c...

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Janeth's Timeline

  • October 19, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Janeth was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 20, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Janeth was scheduled to receive treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • October 25, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Janeth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Janeth is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Janeth's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,088 for Janeth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$902
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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