Mobimba is the oldest in a family of seven children from Tanzania. He was born in 2001, and is 15 years old.
Mobimba has severe bilateral clubfoot – he is walking by using the lateral aspect of his feet, and he is unable to wear shoes. His condition has severely affected his gait. Due to the condition of his feet, Mobimba has not been able to go to school like his siblings. The school is too far away and when he walks for a long time, he feels pain on his legs.
Despite his condition, Mobimba enjoys playing soccer. He also herds a few of his father’s goats. Mobimba’s parents are small scale farmers, and they also keep a few goats. With a large family to look after, children to take to school; coming up with the funds to cover the cost of Mobimba’s operation has been difficult.
$1160 will fund the treatment Mobimba needs, including surgery, casting, and long-term rehabilitation. Treatment will allow him to return to school, and walk normally for the first time.
“I will be happy to go to school like my friends,” Mobimba said.