Rinah is a playful four-year-old girl. She recently started school and also has two siblings. Her mother and father work as small-scale farmers to provide for their family.
Rinah was born with an extra finger on her right hand. Her family shared that Rinah is experiencing difficulty with her peers as a result, which has affected her self-esteem and desire to go to school. Upon review, doctors recommended amputation of the extra digit to prevent her symptoms from worsening over time.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Rinah receive treatment. On April 19th, she will undergo a minor amputation to help her live more comfortably. Rinah shared that she is most looking forward to being confident, especially when playing with her friends at school. AMH is requesting $114 to fund this procedure.
Rinah’s mother shared, “My daughter feels inferior and no longer meets with her friends for activities comfortably. She will be able to resume her education much more easily as soon as she gets treatment.”