Now Playing

Elina Of Ebulondi (12) Many Jiggers Dug (1 Of 2)
84% 2.0M 12 minutes 1 year ago by Rus Patrons - Charity Everyday

There is marked delayed academic progress for Elina. At twelve she's still in class two, and this is not uncommon among jigger afflicted children. They simply cannot concentrate in class with those jiggers in their feet and hands, and in the night they cannot sleep with jiggers as they eat blood and therefore itch a lot. The good news is that with our helps, she got out of here in shoes and went home to rest, after a long time with sleeplessness. Yes, there still were jiggers in her bedding, floors and surroundings that needed urgent attention, and we provided tools to take care of that. Things are set to get better and better for her, and if our efforts are backed up with sufficient support from the people staying with her, she will be jigger free and they will be gone forever. We're committed to ensuring she gets well, goes to school and does her work like a normal robustly growing girl. jim@killthejigger.org This video is intended for educational purposes and to raise awareness of the health problems that jiggers cause in Africa. MEDICAL CONDITION: The condition depicted is known as "Tungiasis". It is an infestation of the skin by a burrowing flea. These fleas tend to infest those who have inadequate living conditions and sanitation. The flea lives both outside around warm-blooded mammals and inside poorly constructed homes. It inhabits dust on floors, cracks in walls and bedding. Shoes protect to some degree but are often not affordable or adequate. Email Jim directly jim@killthejigger.org Call Jim - +254723323186 Donate through PayPal - killthejigger.org/donate.html