Success! Bonface from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund leg surgery to help him return to work.

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Bonface's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2021.
  • Bonface's story
  • Bonface's update
October 26, 2021

Photo of Bonface post-operation

December 8, 2021

Bonface underwent leg surgery to help him return to work.

Bonface successfully underwent surgery with your financial support. His doctors termed the surgery successful and all went as planned. He's ...

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Bonface's Timeline

  • October 26, 2021

    Bonface was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 28, 2021

    Bonface received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • November 1, 2021

    Bonface's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2021

    Bonface's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 8, 2021

    Bonface's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kila is a sweet 19-month-old boy from Ethiopia. He already loves to play football with his dad and mom. His mom and dad went to school up to grade three and dropped out since the schools were far from their neighbourhood. They now work as casual labourers at a construction site; his mom carries Kila to work and works with him tied on her back. They earn $1.76 per day and live in a rented house. They work hard, but their income is hardly enough to sustain the family and to raise their child. They support each other in the housework too. Dad buys water and carries it on his back for their daily use. They buy charcoal to cook their food. Since birth, Kila has had an inguinal hernia. His parents took him to a health centre, but they were referred to a hospital in another city. A month ago, they heard of an organization around their area that helps families in need who don't have access to surgery because of a lack of funds to support their treatment. They went to the mission organization and communicated with the sisters about the condition of the child and their financial status. The sisters called our local partner's care center Bethany KidsMCM and informed them of Kila's condition. BKMCM arranged accommodation for his family on their treatment stay in Addis Ababa, working in partnership with Missionaries of Charity, and assigned a date and informed the sisters to bring the family on that date. The family is unable to afford Kila's surgery and is requesting financial assistance. This hernia causes him weakness and pain that prevents him from walking. Fortunately, on December 12th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $512 to fund Kila's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live and grow more comfortably and confidently. Kila's dad said, “This is in the hands of God, but I hope with this surgery, the bulge will disappear and he will get normal and free of any complication.”

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