“When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.”
That quote by Augusten Burroughs holds true for everyone. Especially in a country like Rwanda, an unforeseen medical condition or an emergency can plunge a family into despair and deeper into poverty. The impact of medical expenses can be daunting and may mean the difference between treatment and feeding the family.
Over the years, Rwanda-one4one has helped our families there to face medical issues including surgery to remove an abdominal tumor, allergy tests and medication for severe itching, leg braces for two young children who required leg straightening, emergency hospital stays for typhoid and malaria and female reproductive issues. Our work has enabled the families to pay for the treatment that they need.