Project Location: Haiti South
Project Type: Health
Project Code: HHS0121B
Background: Leika is a 12-year-old sponsored girl from our Haiti South site.
About a year and a half ago she started complaining about pain - suffering from fever, headache, stomach ache, diarrhea, and vomiting which affected her appetite and caused her to lose weight.
Her single mother cares for her two children the best she can but does not have steady work and struggles to feed everyone a regular meal each day. She could not afford to bring Keila to the doctor but could not see her child suffer any longer. In desperation, she reached out to our sponsor site for assistance.
The sponsor site director took Leika and her mother to see a doctor where she was diagnosed with an intestinal parasite and urinary tract infection. The cost of the doctor visit, medication, follow-up appointments and supplemental nutrition is $1,598.06 which far exceeds the family’s ability to pay.
The sponsor site director is asking Chalice to cover this expense so Leika can recover from this illness, regain her strength, and return to normal life.
Funding request: $1,598.06
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.