Lazaro is a six months old baby boy from Tanzania and the last born in his family of five children. His father is polygamous and has two wives, and the other wife has eight children making them a family of thirteen children. Lazaro’s mother shared that life is not easy in the area where Lazaro comes from. The area is semi-arid and farming is not possible. They depend entirely on livestock keeping. It’s from the livestock that they are able to get milk which they sell and get money to buy maize. Their family lives mainly on porridge and milk.
Lazaro has clubfoot of his left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.
Fortunately, Lazaro traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 11th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $935 to fund Lazaro’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily and wear shoes.
Lazaro’s mother shared: “We would be very thankful if our son is able to get a chance to have his foot correct because we can never come up with the money needed to cover his treatment cost.”