Maureen is a playful 5-year-old from Tanzania. Her favorite activities are watching television, helping her mother do laundry or fetch water, and pretend play - she loves pretending to be a nurse! She has three siblings, and her parents work full-time for the local government. They also tried running a business to increase their earnings, but it was unsustainable alongside paying for Maureen’s treatment needs.
Maureen was in a fire accident when she was two years old. She received treatment for the burns she sustained on the right side of her body; however, she has burn scar contractures after the wound healed. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Maureen receive treatment. On February 27th, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to allow her to use her right hand again. AMH is requesting $639 to fund this procedure.
Maureen’s mother says, “We are very concerned about her condition because we see how it affects her physically and emotionally.”