Makoma wears an orange shirt and gray shorts carrying a yellow jerry can. His legs are bowed out at the knees. A family member wearing blue stands on a soil path with greenery either side.

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You can help children like Makoma  walk without pain

Makoma wears an orange shirt and gray shorts carrying a yellow jerry can. His legs are bowed out at the knees. A family member wearing blue stands on a soil path with greenery either side.

Take the first step

You can help children like Makoma walk without pain

Take the first step

You can help children like Makoma walk without pain

Our fantastic supporters have already supported CoRSU Hospital in Uganda for over half their 2022 target. Your donation today can help us reach that target and transform the lives of more children with bowlegs.

Surgery to heal a child's bowlegs will transform their life.

It will relive pain when they walk, help them get into school and play with their friends, and live to their full potential.

There are so many children who need life-transforming surgery.

But for families living in poverty the cost of specialist services is out of reach. As a result, too many children have to live with impairments for years.

That's why at CoRSU Hospital in Uganda, East Africa, children like six-year-old Makoma are treated so they can walk without pain, sometimes for the first time in their lives, thanks to support from people like you.

Will you take the first step with a donation to help children like Makoma walk free from pain?

Surgery to heal a child's bowlegs will transform their life.

It will relive pain when they walk, help them get into school and play with their friends, and live to their full potential.

There are so many children who need life-transforming surgery.

But for families living in poverty the cost of specialist services is out of reach. As a result, too many children have to live with impairments for years.

That's why at CoRSU Hospital in Uganda, East Africa, children like six-year-old Makoma are treated so they can walk without pain, sometimes for the first time in their lives, thanks to support from people like you.

Will you take the first step with a donation to help children like Makoma walk free from pain?

Makoma's Story

Six-year-old Makoma had bowlegs since he was a toddler. He lives with his mum Sumayiya, his little brother, aunties and a cousin in a small rural village in central Uganda.

Because of his bowed legs, Makoma cannot run and play with the other children and he isn’t included in their games. Despite this, his mum says, "he has never given up asking them for a chance to play with them." 

Makoma, on the left, wears an orange shirt and gray shorts and stands in front. His legs are both bowed, coming together at the feet. His mum and little brother sit on a bench in the background.

And because he can't safely cross the roads near his home on his own, he stands at the roadside, watching other children coming home from school and missing out on his own chance for an education.

It is terrible to know that your child is in pain.

His mum encourages Makoma and together they fetch the family’s water, a 500m journey, but his joints hurt and legs tire quickly. Sumayiya knows that her son can’t stay at home all day but says “I did not know where to start looking for help.”

In parts of East Africa, healthcare facilities are often far away, and for people like Sumayiya the cost of specialist services are out of reach. But no child should be unable to walk without pain because they don’t have access to healthcare.

With your help, and together with CoRSU, we are building a world where children can live free from treatable health conditions, wherever they are born.

Makoma aged 6 wears an orange top and sits between his mum on the left and a CBM outreach specialist on the right, both wearing red tops. Makoma and the CBM team member are smiling at the camera.

Will you help us raise £30,000 to transform the lives of more children with bowlegs?

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