Become a Smile Ambassador Today
She was born with hydrocephalus – a condition that occurs when fluid builds up in the skull and causes the brain to swell. Her name is Zawadi, Swahili for ‘gift’.
Despite her challenges, this little gift is a warm and happy child who brings lots of laughter to Plaster House.
Set up to facilitate surgery, rehabilitation and outreach programmes, Plaster House supports children with disabilities such as fluorosis, club foot, tumours, burns and cleft palate.
With 48 beds, Plaster House has 15 members staff, including five ‘House Mothers’ and one nurse, on call 24 hours a day. The House also provides support to mothers of children receiving treatment, by allowing them to stay with them during this time.
Through the Arusha Coffee Lodge, we support Plaster House by providing supplies such as bedding and by contributing to the construction of the building.
You can help us support Plaster House by becoming a Smile Ambassador today.
The average stay at Plaster House is 40 days, including crucial recuperation time for each child…
- With just $35, you can pay for 10 nights of a child’s stay
- With $500, you can pay for building 1m² in the next phase of Plaster House construction
- With $1,000, you can pay for a child’s surgery and rehabilitation
Soon, Arusha Coffee Lodge guests will be able to visit Plaster House.
There, guests will witness this amazing work first-hand and meet children like Zawadi, whose lives has been changed by Plaster House.
In 2014, thanks to the generosity of donors and supporters, 450 children were treated. Will you help to ensure even more children can be treated in 2016?
Please give what you can today to become a Smile Ambassador and put a little more light into a child’s life.