Baraka is a teenager and the oldest in his family of four. He currently studies in class six. Bakara’s mother practices small-scale farming of maize, sorghum, and millet to provide food for the family.
Baraka and his mother both experience epilepsy, and Bakara had a seizure that led to an accident. He suffered severe burns to his right leg and is unable to straighten his leg at the knee due to the burn contractures. Bakara can only walk with the use of a walking stick.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Baraka receive treatment. On June 7th, surgeons will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him walk easily. AMH is requesting $874 to help fund this procedure.
Baraka says, “I would be so happy if I can have a chance to walk normally.”