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Agnes is a 39-year-old farmer from Kenya who needs $941 to fund leg surgery so she can walk without pain.

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September 1, 2022

Meet Agnes, a hardworking 39-year-old farmer and strong single mother. Two of her children live with her brother in a rural area of the country, while her other children live with Agnes in a house in a small shopping center.

Agnes works hard to sustain her family. She does laundry in her neighborhood during the day, while selling vegetables in the evening. During the planting, weeding and harvesting seasons, Agnes goes to the village and works on people’s farms. Sometimes she is paid with money, and sometimes she is given food in return for her work.

Nine months ago, she was pricked by a maize stalk on her lower left limb. She was walking with difficulty because of the pain that resulted from the wound, and she ended up falling. Agnes traveled to a local facility because of pain and swelling in her leg, and was provided with pain medication and bandages. However, Agnes was referred on to another hospital, where her leg could be X-rayed. The X-ray revealed that Agnes had sustained a fracture in her lower leg.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, can help. On September 1st, Agnes will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. After this procedure, Agnes will be able to walk without pain and swelling, enabling her to return to her daily activities, and the work that she needs to do in order to earn an income. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is seeking $941 to fund her procedure and medical care.

Agnes says: “My family depends on me in everything. With my condition, I cannot work and am afraid that my children will suffer. Kindly help me get through my treatment and be able to provide for them.”

Meet Agnes, a hardworking 39-year-old farmer and strong single mother. Two of her children live with her brother in a rural area of the coun...

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Agnes's Timeline

  • September 1, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Agnes was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 1, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Agnes was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • September 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Agnes's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Agnes is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Agnes's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $941 for Agnes's treatment
Hospital Fees
$423
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$280
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$127

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