Alvine is from Elgeyo Marakwet County and is the second born in a family of four children. His parents are small-scale mango farmers who have raised their children with farm produce income. Since the area is semi-arid, their community has a high poverty level and low food production. He has been working as a laborer and a tomato farmer to earn a living and help his parents provide for their family. He has dreams to attend college in the future.
Alvine was involved in a traffic accident when he was selling mangoes at a market far away from home. He has pain and swelling and cannot use his right hand. He was examined in the outpatient department, and an x-ray was done, which showed that he had a severe hand fracture.
Alvine is a hardworking man who needs surgery to align his broken bone and quicken healing so that he can work again. He has no medical coverage, and he is now appealing for help from all well-wishers so that he may be able to undergo this critical surgery.
Alvine says, “I have been earning a living from jobs always done with my hands. I cannot use my hand now, and things will be hard, but now that I am in the hospital, things will get better. I am looking forward to having my hand functions restored. Please help.”