Help us extend essential care across Tanzania

by Kupona Foundation
Play Video
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Dec 14, 2018

For children like Issa, your support changes lives

Issa before surgery to repair his cleft lip/palate
Issa before surgery to repair his cleft lip/palate

Dear Friends,

I’m excited to write to you today: your support, and the support of other like minded donors, over the past few weeks has raised over $22,000 to make life changing care available to the people we serve. Together with our partner CCBRT we want to say ‘asante sana’: thank you so much!

With just two weeks left in 2018, we’re reaching out to give you an update on what your generosity means.

For patients like Issa, your support means a future free from malnutrition and discrimination. When Issa was born with cleft lip, neighbors told his parents that his cleft was a result of witchcraft. His parents had never seen or heard of cleft lip before Issa was born, and they didn’t know where to turn for help.

Globally, 1 out of 700 children is born with a cleft lip and/or palate. Cleft lip/palate is treatable with reconstructive surgery. If not corrected, cleft can cause trouble eating, breathing and speaking. As Issa’s family experienced, a child with cleft often faces social stigma and challenges that can result in malnutrition and exclusion from education and other community activities. Luckily, a CCBRT ambassador in the community heard about Issa’s condition and referred his family to CCBRT for free cleft lip surgery. When Issa turned one-year-old and was old enough to undergo surgery, the ambassador arranged for CCBRT to send bus money to Issa and his family using CCBRT’s M-Pesa mobile money transfer program.

Issa’s surgery was safe and successful, and he has since relearned how to breastfeed and eat. Now, his mother looks forward to her son having a bright future. “I would like for him to grow up to be a doctor,” she said, smiling. “Thank you all!”

Like Issa, every child deserves a future free from stigma and treatable disability. Your generosity is critical to enabling our team to make this future a reality for thousands of Tanzanian children every year.

If you who have already given during this year-end period, THANK YOU. If you haven’t had a chance to make your gift, it’s not too late. Every gift we receive through GlobalGiving between now and December 31st will be amplified through GlobalGiving’s match funding. Your gift has the power to change lives.

Thank you for your support. We couldn’t do this without you, and we are so grateful that you have chosen to be part of our community. Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday season.

Warm regards,

Abbey

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Kupona Foundation

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @KuponaFdn
Project Leader:
Susana Oguntoye
Executive Director
Washington, DC - District of Columbia United States
$24,310 raised of $30,000 goal
 
263 donations
$5,690 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Kupona Foundation has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.