Ainata with corrected clubfeet

We have an update on Ainata from Burkina Faso, Africa!

Ainata was treated at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Clubfoot Clinic in 2016 when she was seven years old. She is now a thriving 12-year-old young lady with corrected clubfeet, an infectious smile and such a bright future. Ainata is living with a host family in an orphanage. The host family is raising Ainata, sending her to school, and caring for her until she is grown and ready for additional schooling or a job.

Ainata still has many Angels looking after her in the United States through the nonprofit, Into the Heart Into the Home. If you would like to help Ainata please email the organization at

Here are some before and after photos of Ainata and her journey to clubfoot correction with the Ponseti Method of treatment:

Ainata before and after Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Correction

As you can see with Ainata, correcting a child with Clubfoot deformity is life changing. We are looking forward to the continued updates on Ainata!