Pendo is a curious 12-year-old girl from Tanzania. She enjoys learning and going to school, and does so well in her studies that she often ranks at the top of her class.
Pendo was born with bilateral clubfoot, a condition in which her feet and lower legs bend inwards so that the bottoms of her feet cannot rest flat on the ground. Due to her condition, Pendo experiences a lot of pain while walking and standing, making her commute to school painful and difficult.
Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Pendo is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her clubfoot on July 11. Her family is requesting $890 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.
“I will be so grateful when I will be able to walk well and participate fully in school for I really enjoy learning,” Pendo shares.