Mbegesi is nine-year-old student from Tanzania and the second born in a family if three children. His parents are small-scale farmers with very limited income.
Mbegesi has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.
Fortunately, Mbegesi traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on March 6th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Mbegesi’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily.
Mbegesi’s father says, “His age mates are ahead in school. I would love to see him be able to walk like other normal children and be able to study with ease.”