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Success! Naima from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund surgery to correct her birth condition.

  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Naima's treatment was fully funded on October 4, 2022.
September 18, 2022

Naima is a smiley and playful baby girl from Ethiopia. She loves to breastfeed and play with her seven older siblings and her mother. Her dad is a retired driver and the community elder, and her mother stays home to care for the children. Because Naima’s father has no source of income, their older children support them financially.

Naima was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. Naima developed bowel obstruction because of her condition and an emergency colostomy was done. She has had multiple issues with her colostomy care and associated complications. As a result, she cannot make stool in a typical way. Her parents have been very troubled because of her condition and are asking for support.

Naima is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on September 22nd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Naima’s procedure and care. After her recovery, Naima will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

Naima’s father says, “I hope my child will get the treatment and heal. Once she finishes her treatment, I hope she will be relieved from her pain and suffering and lead a healthy life.”

Naima is a smiley and playful baby girl from Ethiopia. She loves to breastfeed and play with her seven older siblings and her mother. Her d...

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Naima's Timeline

  • September 18, 2022

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

  • September 22, 2022

    Naima was scheduled to receive treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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.

  • September 22, 2022

    Naima's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 4, 2022

    Naima's treatment was fully funded.


    Awaiting Naima's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Naima's treatment
Subsidies fund $141 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
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