People you've helped with your coffee
Portion of all coffee proceeds go towards paying for medical care in the developing world through Watsi, a nonprofit that uses 100% of its donations to crowd-fund medical & surgical treatments.
Meng is a sixth grader from Cambodia. When she was young, she had an ear infection that was not properly treated. This infection developed into a cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, in the middle ear behind the ear drum. For this reason, Meng experiences ear pain, recurrent infections and hearing loss. A portion of coffee proceeds have been donated to her surgery.
Dennis is a kindergartener from Tanzania. A couple years ago, he tripped on a jar of hot porridge and sustained burns on both legs. These burns developed into contractures, which are painful stiff scars that prevent him from being able to walk. He needs to raise money to fund his contracture surgery.
Catherine is a 3-year-old girl from Tanzania. She was diagnosed with acquired genu varus, which causes her legs to bend inward at the knees making them painful and limiting her mobility. In developing countries genu varus can be caused by malnutrition or high levels of fluoride in the water. This can be remedied with a straight-forward orthopedic surgery. Catherine’s mother says, “I will be very happy to see Catherine receiving treatment and enrolling in school.”
Frank is a farmer from Malawi. One of Frank’s teeth has been causing him bothersome symptoms & there is little to no oral health education in Malawi. Funds from the coffee you purchased have fully funded Frank's extraction. On August 8th, 2017 he had his extraction, and will now be tooth-pain free. He says, “Thank you.”
Kisembo is a 5 year old boy from Uganda that developed an outpouching above his belly button. It was causing him a lot of pain and he couldn't sleep. His father finally took him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with an epigastric hernia. On September 7th, 2017 he underwent his hernia repair. The surgery costs $249, a portion of which was paid for by Pheo coffee purchases.
Ye is a is a 15 year old boy from Burma who was diagnosed with a malformed heart valve (mitral valve), and as a result he has a condition called mitral regurgitation, where a portion of the blood in his heart flows backwards into his lungs instead of forward to the rest of his body. This can cause you to be short of breath, and eventually cause your heart to fail. Ye's surgery was fully funded on March 6th, 2018 and his surgery is being planned.
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