Pafura is a 16 year old student in the seventh grade and will be taking exams in November. He is the third born in a family of four children. They lost their father in 2010 and they have been under the care of their mother. Their family lives in a four-room mud house that their father left them. His mother works hard to pay their school fees.
For one year, Pafura has had a right inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him pain and prevents him from taking part in his favorite sport, football. His mother believes it was a wise idea to bring him for a medical checkup since he is soon sitting for his exams. Surgery has been recommended but they cannot afford it. Fortunately, on September 14th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Pafura’s hernia surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Pafura’s mother says, “He will be able to proceed with his studies comfortably.”