Barikisu is a sponsored young adult at our Wa sponsor site in Ghana
She is 25 years old and for a large part of her life, has experienced sickness. In September she became ill once again and was sent to the hospital in Accra, located 640 km from home. Her brother had to accompany her on the journey for support.
While at the hospital she was diagnosed with cancer and has had to endure two operations. She continues to undergo treatment. The cost of travel, some drugs and hospital expenses not covered by health insurance, along with food costs, have amounted to $2,461.
Barikisu comes from a poor family (her father has passed away) and her mother supports herself, Barikisu and her three siblings from the proceeds of the sale of crops from a small farm. They barely have enough to provide for the basics and are in no position to cover this expense incurred as a result of Barikisu's illness.
Our sponsor site director has come to Chalice for help to assist this family in their time of desperate need to cover the hospital bills, medications, and travel expenses.
Funding Request: $2,461
Critical Need: GWW0420
Please note that any expenses that eeed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.
Medical expenses for Barikisu, Wa, Ghana
- Category: Critical Needs