Zackaria is a 9-month-old baby from Tanzania. His young parents work hard to take care of their only child’s needs.
They used to depend on farming to make ends meet, but recently the rainy season has been unreliable due to the climate. Zackaria’s father, working together with the mother, then started a small business selling food products. They are now trying to run their new business while raising their baby.
Zackaria has clubfoot of both his feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes as he grows older.
Fortunately, Zackaria traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on December 6th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $935 to fund Zackaria’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to grow up active and healthy.
Zackaria’s father says, “it is my wish to see my son with normal feet.”