Rehema is four years old and was diagnosed with a very rare skin condition that causes large, fluid-filled blisters. This autoimmune disorder causes constant itchiness and discomfort for Rehema. If ruptured blisters become infected, this can lead to a potentially life-threatening blood infection.
Rehema’s mother was searching for a way for her daughter to see a doctor. A local pastor drove Rehema and her mother a considerable distance to the Under Five field office. From there, Rehema was taken to the hospital.
Rehema has received a diagnosis and has been referred to a speciality dermatologist. With treatment, Rehema’s skin condition can be managed, allowing her to live a full and happy life. Treatment will provide relief from the constant discomfort Rehema currently feels.
Rehema’s mother expressed profound thanks to Under Five, saying, “I have faith in my daughter’s healing.”
Your contributions will allow Rehema to receive treatment from a speciality dermatologist.
** Under Five only shares photos that dignify the children we serve. As a result, we have decided not to post pictures of Rehema’s skin condition. **
Can you tell me more about your organization?
Faith Aid & Development moves mountains for vulnerable children in Africa. Our organization is founded on Christ’s promise, that “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move” (Matthew 17:20). Our vision is a world where no child dies from treatable conditions.
What is Under Five?
Under Five saves the lives of African children suffering from preventable or treatable conditions. Across Kenya, community health workers, pastors, churches, hospitals, and organizations refer the most desperate children and families to Under Five.
What does the “Under Five” name mean?
Across the world, the under-five mortality rate measures the probability of dying between birth and 5 years of age. While much progress has been made globally to reduce under-five mortality rates, the highest rates of child mortality are still in Sub-Saharan Africa where 1 in 9 children dies before age five. Children under five are among the most vulnerable and voiceless in society. Under Five focuses on child survival and treatment for African children 5 years of age and younger.
Is your team on the ground in Kenya with Rehema?
Yes. Under Five has a team in Kenya. Our team identifies, investigates, and builds a personal relationship with all children and families we serve.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Faith Aid & Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to extent permitted by law.
Can I mail my gift?
Absolutely! Please send donations to Faith Aid & Development, P.O. Box 4326, Ashburn, VA 20148. Checks should be made payable to “Faith Aid.”
Have additional questions?
Contact the Faith Aid team by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (571) 510-0735.