Meet Godwin, a three year-old active boy who laughs easily and loves to play. Godwin lives with his family in a small town. His mother, Anita, works as a small farmer cultivating her own land and his father, Godfrey, is an attendant on the local bus.
Godwin is in nursery school where his teachers say he is inquisitive and friendly. At home, he likes to help his mother by carrying the dishes from the table to be washed after meals. For his mother, seeing her family well and Godwin happy is most important. The family enjoys going to church on Sundays to give thanks and visit with friends.
Godwin has an inguinal hernia, or a bulging of soft tissue through weak muscles in the groin area. This painful condition results in difficulty walking.
When he is doing his favorite things, like running and making structures out of stones, his inguinal hernia causes him pain. With $227, Godwin can receive surgical treatment to remove his hernia and allow him to walk comfortably.
His mother shares, “I am so excited for the help for my son. My husband doesn’t make much money as a bus porter, so we could not afford the surgery. Webare munonga! (thank you very much).”