It has been brought to the Management’s attention that fraudsters are transferring funds from personal accounts and claiming that it is a CFACH transaction. We would like to inform you that any ACH transfer purporting to be from CFACH is a fraudulent transaction. If this happens to you, please put a stop to the transaction and immediately report it to the police. Also, please call CFACH at 855-887-5228. CFACH has not authorized anyone to conduct ACH transfers on its behalf. Thank you.
“Each day at the office, I sit and listen to mothers as they share their journey of several months or years seeking help for their kids who are suffering from heart diseases. These women are strong, and I pray that by God’s grace their kids shall get the support they need.”
Irene Mukuria, Executive Director
In 2022, CFACH conducted it’s first ever mission trip and performed a record-breaking 17 surgeries at Kenyatta National Hospital with the help of volunteer medics from all over the world.! In addition, we conducted 166 medical reviews and provided medicine for 28 children.
Good news – this year we have already helped 4children have heart surgery in Tenwek Hospital Kenya!!! 2023 promises to be a banner year for the children on the CFACH waiting list.
Our Mission is to facilitate and coordinate medical support programs for marginalized children affected by heart disease.
This campaign focuses on raising funds for pre-op needs to help a child to live a healthy life. In order to prepare for a successful operation, your support will facilitate pre-surgery assessment , transport for medical review, documents for travel and stay at the Family Centre.
On 26th September 2021, Care for A Child’s Heart (CFACH) in partnership with PedalWise Kenya held their first ever event- a duathlon! The event was hosted at Migaa Golf Club, Nairobi and was sponsored by Safaricom.The event drew cyclists and runners from all over East Africa. Huge numbers showed up and CFACH made many friends.
James Mwaura is a pro athlete and a CFACH ambassador who run for over 562 miles/906km and capped it with a 6.2miles/10km swim to create Congenital Heart Disease awareness and raise money for the over 300 children on the CFACH waiting list. We met James during a fundraising duathlon we organised in 2021 and on hearing the plight of the many children CFACH was supporting, he sought to be part of us.
He felt he needed to do something with his athletic talent. His motivation to undertake such a grueling challenge built up when he saw the mission trip we conducted in December 2022 and the realisation of how much more we could do for these kids if only we had more money. He decided to embark on this journey and help mobilize support from individuals, organizations, and the government to help save more lives.
Early in the morning on 4th February 2023, he took his first step seeking supporters to donate USD 100 to match every half mile he did to help us reach the target of conducting 100 surgeries in 2023. Every coin counts. Alone, we can do so little, together we can do so much!
CFACH’s hearts for Kids program is supported by individuals, families, foundations, businesses, churches and organizations from across the country. Gifts of all sizes are helping the Hearts for Kids program have a positive effect on the lives of children in need and their families. We hope you will join us by making a donation today.
Zada Murandtsi is a firstborn in a family of two. She was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease –Tetralogy Of Fallot (TOF) at the age of one year.
The observing cardiologist recommended open-heart surgery for total correction of TOF. It was difficult for her parents to raise the huge amount required for surgery and the procedure had to be put on hold.
The young girl continued with pre-op follow-up clinics as her parents tried their level best to get help for their little girl.
Zada’s parents connected with CFACH via Facebook. The due registration process was followed and after submission of the medical reports, she got listed for the screening by Healing Little Hearts mission team at M.P.Shah hospital. She underwent successful surgery on 18th Nov 2021 & she has recovered very well.
Soft-spoken Melusi Jayden Tshabalala was born on 13thJuly 2014 in South Africa.
He was diagnosed with congenital heart disease at birth at Johannesburg general hospital. All along he has lived an active life and able to go to school like other kids of his age.
His mother sort a second opinion at Sunning hill hospital pediatrics cardiac unit under doctor G. Sinyangwe who recommended Ventricular septal defect(VSD) repair. With no insurance to pay for the surgery,his parents could not raise the required amount.
Melusi’s family connected with CFACH through a board member and he was on CFACH waiting list for over one year .He got sponsored by Heartgift foundation & CFACH to undergo open heart surgery at Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute in Tanzania.
Melusi underwent successful surgery at the institute on 12th January 2022 and flew back home on the 30th January 2022.He is doing well and continues with post surgery clinics in his home town.
One year old Prince Njogu is the only child to her single mother. He was born at term weighing 2.8 kilograms.
He presented symptoms of recurring pneumonia and poor weight gain at the age of two months. A local doctor referred the child to a cardiologist who conducted an ECHO test.
The results showed that the child had Tetralogy Of Fallot(TOF) and Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA).
CFACH referred his case to Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Hospital in Tanzania and she underwent successful open-heart surgery on 23rd March 2022.
He was in ICU for 8 days due to recurring fever .He recovered well and was discharged on 6th April 2022.
The child is fairing very well and continues with post-op follow-ups.