Pendo, a baby girl, resides in the Ngorongoro region of Tanzania. Her family follows the Maasai tradition and sustains themselves primarily through subsistence farming and livestock rearing.
Pendo was born with clubfoot, a congenital condition that causes her foot to be twisted inward and downward, which causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Unfortunately, due to limited medical facilities and awareness in her village, the condition went unnoticed by doctors at birth. Pendo’s mother noticed her bent leg a few days later. Despite the concern of the village grandmothers, her father initially believed it was part of God’s plan and resisted any intervention.
However, during an outreach program conducted by our medical team in her village, Pendo’s mother learned about the treatment options available for her daughter. Realizing the potential for improved quality of life for Pendo, she sought medical assistance and brought her to our partner’s center.
Fortunately, Pendo is now being seen by our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on June 16th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, requests $935 to fund Pendo’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she’ll be able to walk easily as she grows and live a full life ahead.
Pendo’s mother says, “Thank you for the chance to receive the treatment for my daughter. I hope her future will be good.”