Help us extend essential care across Tanzania

by Kupona Foundation
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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
Jan 7, 2016

The best year yet!

Photo credit: Maddie Johnson
Photo credit: Maddie Johnson

Dear Friends,

In December, we launched our final fundraising push of 2015. Thanks to you, and other like-minded donors, our Year End campaign was the most successful in our history, with over $29,000 raised for the people and communities of Tanzania. We couldn't have done it without the support of our GlobalGiving community.

What does that mean for the people of Tanzania?

$29,000 could fund mobility-restoring procedures and surgeries for 150 people with clubfoot. For 6-month-old Nelson, receiving corrective treatment last year unlocked a bright future.

Nelson was born with Bilateral Clubfoot, arthrogryposis, and an upper lip deformity. When his mother Monica delivered him at a Dar es Salaam hospital, the nurses confirmed the baby had clubfoot and said she should seek treatment at CCBRT.

“At the beginning,” she says “it was really disturbing me, but I started feeling better because relatives were encouraging me and telling me it is a normal thing. So, now I feel ok.”

Nelson’s parents heard about CCBRT through television ads and the nurses at the hospital where Monica delivered. They travelled over 15 miles to seek treatment, and would probably not have been able to pay for Nelson’s treatments had it not been for CCBRT’s reduced prices.

CCBRT’s medical team informed Nelson’s parents in the beginning that throughout the treatment their baby might need surgery, but the team has seen results using only the Ponsetti casting method. Monica feels increasingly confident that the treatments are working as she sees improvement in Nelson’s feet. Her relatives back at home told her they thanked God that she had found an opportunity to help her baby.

Monica is very thankful for CCBRT, and has been encouraged by the doctors and nurses here. “Before there was nowhere for people with disabilities to go. Now there is a place for parents and children to find treatment and comfort. I think CCBRT is the best hospital, especially as a disability hospital.”

When asked what her hopes are for Nelson, she said, “I hope that he will be well and be like a normal child. I hope the treatment goes well and he gets a good education, walks, plays sports with others, and I wish that he could be a doctor.”

Her message to donors is simply ‘thank you.’ “Thank you so much. I really appreciate the support and I hope [you] can continue support in Tanzania and Africa in general.”

Nelson’s story is not unusual in Tanzania, but thanks to your support, it is becoming increasingly less common. Your generous gifts will continue to provide access to the high quality healthcare services the people of Tanzania need and deserve. With every dollar you ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive the high quality care they need, and reach their greatest potential. Together we are unlocking new opportunities and fresh starts for healthier, stronger individuals, families, and communities.

Thank you for your support in 2015. We can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring.

Best wishes,

Abbey

Photo credit: Maddie Johnson
Photo credit: Maddie Johnson
Photo credit: Maddie Johnson
Photo credit: Maddie Johnson
Photo credit: Maddie Johnson
Photo credit: Maddie Johnson
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Kupona Foundation

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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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
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