Chisuka is a widowed flour seller from Malawi who needs $1,363 to fund hysterectomy surgery.

Chisuka
$830
raised
$533
to go

Chisuka's story

January 26, 2024

Chisuka's Timeline

  • January 26, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 27, 2024
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Chisuka was scheduled to receive treatment at Partners in Hope Medical Center in Malawi. 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.

  • January 28, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chisuka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Chisuka is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Chisuka's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare is in progress.

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