Pendo is a five-month-old girl from Tanzania. She is the firstborn child in her family. Pendo and her mother live with her mother’s father and brother while Pendo’s father is away working.
Pendo was born with spina bifida, a dangerous malformation of the spinal cord. She is also now beginning to develop hydrocephalus, a buildup of cranial fluid surrounding the brain. Her head is 30% larger than it should be.
“Please help my daughter get better,” says Pendo’s mother.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,369 to fund Pendo’s operations. She is scheduled to undergo surgery on May 15 at our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. After treatment, Pendo will be able grow and develop normally.