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Success! Alice from Kenya raised $205 to get healthy.

Alice
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  • $205 raised, $0 to go
$205
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Alice's treatment was fully funded on February 14, 2013.

Alice is a mother-to-be who wants a safe delivery for her baby. She is currently seven months pregnant and worried about what will happen if she delivers at home without access to medical assistance. Alice has given birth at home twice before, but she wants to learn more about the birth process and take a proactive role in her reproductive health.

Like moms around the world, Alice dedicates herself tirelessly to her family. She spends her days working in the fields, caring for her cows and chickens, and fetching fresh water for her children. She dreams of a future where her children are educated, she has steady work, and they can all be self-sufficient.

In Kenya, the infant mortality rate is 55 deaths per 1,000 live births. We hope to raise the $205 Lwala Community Alliance needs to make sure Alice has a safe delivery. The cost of her care includes prenatal visits to Lwala Community Hospital, community health worker home visits for training on nutrition, pregnancy risk factors, and micro-savings in preparation for the baby, delivery at Lwala Community Hospital, and a post-natal check-up.

Health providers at Lwala Community Alliance believe that, with access to those basic services, Alice can have “a safe delivery, reduced risk of complications, and increased knowledge of how to stay healthy and prevent disease.”

Alice is a mother-to-be who wants a safe delivery for her baby. She is currently seven months pregnant and worried about what will happen if...

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Alice's Timeline

  • February 14, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 14, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alice's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Alice's treatment update from Lwala Community Alliance.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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Colar

Colar is a 53-year-old woman who lives with her husband in Karen State in Burma. She has two sons who are students across the border in Mae Sot, Thailand. Both Colar and her husband are subsistence farmers but are no longer able to work on the farm due to their poor health. Their limited income comes from breeding and selling pigs and goats. In June 2018, Colar began to suffer from significant lower abdominal and back pain, constipation, headaches, frequent urination, blood in her urine and nausea. Her neighbor advised her to treat the pain with traditional medicine, initially believing this was caused by the fruit she was eating in the forest. However, after a week of severe pain, Colar lost consciousness and her neighbor called her brother who works as a medic at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). Her brother advised them to bring Colar to MTC for treatment. At MTC, Colar underwent a blood test, urine test and ultrasound afterwards, the doctor at MTC diagnosed her with a renal stone in her left kidney and advised her she would need surgery. Colar still suffers from constant pain and discomfort, she is very worried about the upcoming surgery, her health, and how she is going to support her husband and two sons who are still students. Colar said the constant worry for her health and her husband's is causing them significant anxiety and depression. When she feels well enough, she likes to forage in the forest for fruits and vegetables and tend to her garden. When Colar recovers from surgery and her health improves, she hopes to grow enough fruit and vegetables to feed her family and to sell.

92% funded

92%funded
$1,389raised
$111to go

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