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The picture above is of CURE in Niger. Everyone who serves with CURE in Niger, from medical professionals to office staff, are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical and spiritual care to people who, without CURE, couldn't find it and couldn't afford it, just like Aicha. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Aicha. When you give a gift through Aicha's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like Niger. Have more questions? Ask us.

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When you partner with us monthly, we'll send you an email each month to introduce you to a different child who was helped because of your generosity. You can choose to follow their updates and send them get well messages. That means that each year, you're a part of helping 12 different children, beginning with Aicha. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Aicha's Story

“She was just a baby, learning to walk,” Aicha’s mother tells us, pre-emptively wincing about the tale she was about to continue. “She had no balance. She fell and spilled boiling water all over her hands.” Aicha’s family rushed her to … Read more

“She was just a baby, learning to walk,” Aicha’s mother tells us, pre-emptively wincing about the tale she was about to continue. “She had no balance. She fell and spilled boiling water all over her hands.” Aicha’s family rushed her to the hospital where she sat for two months awaiting treatment, which they never received in full. In the aftermath of the severe burns, Aicha’s hands healed in a way where several of her fingers were fused both to each other and to her palms, rendering her hands useless. Thankfully, one of our CURE Niger mobile clinics visited a town nearby Aicha where she was seen and infused with hope that she could be healed. Now that Aicha has made it to us, her hands will be healed and her life set back on track!

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Mar 29, 2019

Aicha will be going home over the weekend! We are happy she gets to go see all her friends and family even though we will miss her here at CURE Niger. Please pray for a safe trip as she heads home. Photo of Aicha

Mar 15, 2019

Aicha has just been chilling all week waiting for her surgical wound to heal. Today she came to show us a few of the drawings and colorings that she has done. We asked her what her drawing was and she said it was of a bird and a walrus. She has never seen them in real life, but said she had seen them in the art therapy room! Photo of Aicha

Mar 08, 2019

Aicha was coloring today after learning the story of Jesus and his disciples when they went fishing. She says that she loves to color but her inability to use her left hand has made it hard. She says that with both her hands she will be able to do anything and that she cannot wait till her left hand is done healing! Photo of Aicha

Mar 01, 2019

Aicha's surgery wasn't that invasive of a procedure so she's had a real easy time healing up. She's done so well that she got discharged today. She was so happy that she did a little discharge dance! She'll be staying in our long term patient guesthouse for a bit as she gets regular wound cleanings and bandage changes.

Feb 26, 2019

Aicha had her surgery. During the surgery, the doctor wanted to make sure she could straighten out her fingers. They released the palm of her hand and sewed it back together in a way that will allow her to stretch her hand and fingers out completely. Everything went well and she'll be feeling better soon! Photo of Aicha

Feb 25, 2019

Just over two years since we've last seen her, Aicha is back! We almost didn't recognize her as she's no longer a little kid! This time, she's back to have a small flap of skin released from the palm of her hand. It's left over from her previous burns and inhibits her from fully opening up her hand, but it isn't too bad hence the long time between visits. We're so happy to have this old friend back with us! Photo of Aicha

Jan 16, 2017

Aicha got to go home today! We're sad to see her go, but happy to know she's going home with fully capable hands and the ability to live free of disability! Photo of Aicha

Jan 13, 2017

Aicha got her new hands on some play dough today and, as you can see, she went to town! That pink basin looking object and the orange shafts are mini models of what the women here use to pound dried corn into cornmeal. The kernels go in the basin and they get repeatedly smashed with the shaft until they're a powder. Photo of Aicha

Jan 12, 2017

As Aicha's gearing up to go home, here's a reminder at just how far she's come since she first came to us over a year ago. Her fingers were essentially melted together and fused to her palm. Now all her fingers operate on their own with the freedom to get her into whatever adventures she so desires! Photo of Aicha

Jan 11, 2017

Aicha's playing games with us, telling us that every time she leaves our presence that she's leaving for good. We've had about three sincere goodbyes over the last few days and yet we always see her again. She did officially get seen by the doctor today and got the rest of her bandages removed. She then had a physical therapy appointment so she has been a busy little woman. We're working on getting her a bus ticket home, so while she isn't leaving every time she tells us, she is leaving soon! Photo of Aicha

Jan 09, 2017

Aicha is still in the process of have regular wound cleanings and bandage changes. She spent a chunk of this morning with her mom and the other patients waiting to be seen. Keep your prayers coming for her! Photo of Aicha

Jan 05, 2017

Aicha's still with us and keeping things light with that radiant smile of hers! Photo of Aicha

Jan 04, 2017

Today is art therapy day and the therapy is making plate tigers! Photo of Aicha

Jan 03, 2017

Aicha got her bandage off today and she couldn't be happier! It's likely she'll be going home later this week so please be praying for her as she re-enters her life at home after an extended time living with us. Photo of Aicha

Jan 02, 2017

Aicha's starting 2017 with a big smile! Photo of Aicha

Dec 30, 2016

It's hard to play ball games with only one hand, but if there's will, there's a way and Aicha makes due just nicely! Photo of Aicha

Dec 29, 2016

It's winter here in Niger so the fuzzy hats are out and keeping Aicha warm as she heals right up! Photo of Aicha

Dec 27, 2016

Aicha is healing up nicely. She was discharged from the ward and will be staying in our guesthouse until the doctors give her the 'all clear' to head on back home! Photo of Aicha

Dec 23, 2016

The goal of this surgery was to separate Aicha's middle and ring finger on her right hand. We are happy to report that the surgery went flawlessly! Her hand is bandaged up and healing nicely. Photo of Aicha

Dec 22, 2016

This will be Aicha's third surgery with us and we are approaching the home stretch of healing! Photo of Aicha

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