Faith Mwende is a 16-year-old girl who MCF rescued in 2019 from an impoverished background. She had passed very well in grade 8 exams but had no hope of continuing with her education due to the poverty at home. She is a 7th born in a family of nine children, yet none of her older siblings had joined grade nine because her parents could not afford the school fees.
Mwende is a hardworking young girl with challenges with her health; she has received treatment for abdominal ulcers on several occasions in the MCF Ndalani dispensary. Then, in early May 2021, Mwende began complaining of hyperacidity. She was treated in our MCF dispensary; however, two days later, she woke up in pain, swollen stomach and vomiting.
As an emergency case, we took her to Coptic Hospital in Nairobi for treatment. Mwende was immediately hospitalized, and several investigations were done on her for the last three weeks. She was diagnosed with Tuberculous peritonitis and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). Extensive investigations have been carried out on her liver and kidneys, and we are prayerfully waiting for biopsies results in the next few days.
Please pray for the full recovery of Mwende, as she has very high dreams of being a lawyer one day, to stand up for the rights of the oppressed, who are often denied justice. We also request your prayers as MCF seeks to settle her enormous medical bill.
1 Peter 2:24 (NIV)
He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds, you have been healed.”