When Blessing Mapalo came to Kasisi, we discovered that she was blind. Her mum was suffering from a terminal stage of cancer and needed care. Her dad, although very loving, could not take care of both his wife and children.
The sisters were persistent and dabbled in the topic of vision problems – it turned out that there was a chance for Blessing Mapalo to see! A specialist in Lusaka undertook the surgery, which resulted today in the girl’s increased field of vision in one eye. Blessing Mapalo’s dad, who regularly visits his daughter, could not hide his elation. His little girl can see!
This is not the end of her needs – Blessing Mapalo has regular follow-up appointments with her ophthalmologistand also has to use eye drops. It is possible that she will undergo more than one operation in the future to improve her sight. By supporting Blessing Mapalo’s treatment, you are giving the little girl the chance of an independent adulthood, full of colour, smiling aunties and the face of her beloved dad, whom Blessing can finally see.
Your donation covers Blessing Mapalo’s visit to the doctor, along with the most necessary medication and a small contribution towards further professional medical care.
The metal cots and worn-out mattresses have lulled generations of Kasisi kids to sleep, but are now in desperate need of replacement.
Our dream is to make the babies’ bedrooms look like a truly homely, safe environment that is associated with warmth. Will you help us make this dream a reality?