WINNING SMILES ETHIOPIAHelping Sick Children
We work exclusively in Ethiopia, mainly in the East of the Country around the ancient UNESCO World Heritage town of Harar. It is situated in some of the harshest, most inhospitable and hard to reach areas of Africa, with drought and crop failure an ever present danger. Moreover, with 90% of the population living in rural areas, and very spread out, it makes reaching patients very challenging indeed.
Although Ethiopia is a vibrant and fabulous country where GDP is nearly 8% and living standards and infrastructure are improving very fast, it still has quite a long way to go. With a rapidly increasing population of over 105 Million, access to medical facilities is very patchy.
Winning Smiles has been started to address these issues.
We were so happy to catch up with Eyerus and her father in February 2020. She was ready to return back to her village after nine month of gruelling surgery and start back at school and make new friends. She was so brave throughout her treatment and she is so excited...
Eyerus 13 was born in an impoverished and remote part of Ethiopia. She was severely deformed because she did not have an anal passage, so she could only defecate through her vagina. She was not allowed to go to school nor have friends and without surgery she could...