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Success! Gebre from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund treatment to finally heal his birth condition.

  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Gebre's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2022.
November 28, 2022

Gebre is a ten-year-old boy who lives with his family in Ethiopia. He loves playing football with his friends, and eating injera (a traditional Ethiopian food.) Gebre’s father is a farmer, but as he is currently unwell, he can no longer work and maintain his family financially. Instead, Gebre’s two older brothers support the family. One brother works as a teacher, while the other brother manages the family farm. However, the area of Ethiopia where the family lives is significantly affected by war and poor climate, and their whole community currently needs support the government and from local NGOs for survival and basic needs.

Gebre was born with an anorectal malformation, which is a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. In November 2022, Gebre had a colostomy, to prepare him for the additional procedures he will need to resolve his condition.

Gebre is now scheduled to undergo surgery on December 6th, at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Gebre’s procedure and care.

After his recovery, Gebre will no longer experience bowel dysfunction, or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

Gebre’s brother says: “I hope my brother gets as normal as other boys. I hope he will be educated and have a bright future.”

Gebre is a ten-year-old boy who lives with his family in Ethiopia. He loves playing football with his friends, and eating injera (a traditi...

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Gebre's Timeline

  • November 28, 2022

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

  • December 6, 2022

    Gebre 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.

  • December 9, 2022

    Gebre's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2022

    Gebre's treatment was fully funded.


    Awaiting Gebre's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Gebre's treatment
Subsidies fund $141 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
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$916to go

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