Yusufu is a bright student. He is a young 8-year-old boy from Mpanda, Tanzania, with dreams of attending school. His parents work as farmers supporting their large family of ten children. As the ninth child in his family, his parents have made every effort to make ends meet.
Yusufu has clubfoot of the right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Yusufu finds it hard to go to school because it is far from home, and he cannot help much on the farm. Financial hardships have made it nearly impossible for his parents to provide Yusufu with the urgent care he requires.
Fortunately, Yusufu’s family traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, The Plaster House NGO. There, the team will begin clubfoot treatment on September 15. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $935 to fund Yusufu’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, Yusufu’s ability to walk will be restored and he will no longer experience severe pain.
Yusufu can’t wait to be treated so that he can go to school easily and help his family work on their farm. Yusufu says, “I wish to be able to play with my friends comfortably and help my parents around the farm.”