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Through monthly donations to Watsi, LSA helps fund life-changing medical treatments for individuals in developing countries. This month, LSA helped Esupat and Daw Myint get the medical treatments they need to enjoy a better quality of life. Learn more about Esupat and Daw Myint by reading their stories below!


Esupat is an 11-year-old girl from Tanzania. She enjoys singing and playing ‘rede,’ a local ball game. While at home, Esupat and her sister help with the household chores, like washing dishes, collecting firewood and herding calves.

Unfortunately, Esupat has a burn contracture on her right elbow and wrist from an incident that occurred as a baby, resulting in the inability to fully extend her right arm. Esupat’s parents work as livestock keepers and cannot afford the cost of surgery.

LSA, in partnership with Watsi and other donors, funded Esupat’s treatment to release the burn scar contracture. She is now able to straighten her arm and perform activities more easily!

Meet Daw Myint

Daw Myint is a 56-year-old mother of five. She lives with her husband and their son in Burma. When she feels well enough to cook, Daw Myint earns a meager income selling snacks. Their son works as a mechanic to pay the family’s rent and bills, and another daughter is occasionally able to send money. Because of their tight finances, Daw Myint has not been able to seek treatment for her cervical polyp.

“She is extremely concerned that her condition may turn into cancer due to her age,” reports Watsi medical partner Burma Border Projects. “She has lived with her symptoms as a secret because her family doesn’t make enough to live comfortably, and she is also concerned because if she waits longer and her symptoms get worse, she would be more of a burden to her family. If she has cancer, she is willing to live with it untreated because they can’t afford it financially.”

LSA, in partnership with Watsi and other donors, funded a surgery to remove Daw Myint’s cervical polyp, and to cover comprehensive treatment during the recovery process. Soon Daw Myint should be able to return to her husband, children and grandchildren, and resume some of her favorite activities, like gardening and cooking to provide for her loved ones!

Are you interested in funding life-changing medical treatments for people around the world? Visit Watsi.org to learn more and meet the patients that need your help!