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Please give this Giving Tuesday for children like sisters Mariama and Salamatou.
The girls suffered from twisted legs, a condition that was worsened due to malnutrition.
“I was worried about them and their future,” their mother recalled. “If I didn’t do anything, I knew they would have a hard time in life.”
The girls’ parents worried that they would never find help for their daughters’ condition, but then they heard about Mercy Ships. The sisters were brought onto the Africa Mercy, where they received surgery to correct their twisted legs.
In the days and weeks following their surgeries, Mariama and Salamatou competed against one another in their rehabilitation exercises, eagerly working to reach their next milestone.
During this time, their parents learned about the importance of nutrition and valuable information about crucial nutrients. The ship’s dietician also provided them, with plenty of vitamins to aid the girls’ continued healing.
“Their lives are far better now, far improved,” said their father. “Now, they will be able to commit to school and use their education. Before, my heart was anxious for my family, but now I am content.”
For kids like Mariama and Salamatou, your support means more than free surgery — it means renewed life! Please help even more children this holiday season.
Looking for other ways to support?
Become a Mercy Ships Hope Giver.
Your regular commitment is an effortless way to make an even greater impact on the lives of children, families and communities in West Africa.
Mercy Ships NZ Bank Account Number:
03 1549 0000141 00 (Westpac)
Particulars: (Donor ID code if you have donated previously)
If you would like to support Mercy Ships regularly with an Automatic Payment- click here to download form.
Please post forms to:
Mercy Ships NZ. PO Box 13673, Onehunga, Auckland, 1643
Free Phone: 0800 637 297 (inside NZ)
Phone: (09) 950 4303