Prima is a 56 year old widowed mother of one child, living in Uganda. After losing her husband more than 20 years ago, Prima and her child moved to a three-roomed mud house that Prima built, and began a new life. Today, Prima works as a small scale farmer, and also crafts things by hand to sell for additional money. For the past five years, Prima has been experiencing lower abdominal pains associated with persistent and prolonged bleeding and pain. She reported to Rushoroza Hospital a few days ago, and was diagnosed with severe anemia. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking $319 to fund the hysterectomy that Prima needs to finally heal her condition. The surgery is scheduled to take place on December 2nd at Rushoroza Hospital. Once she has recovered, Prima will be able to resume a full and productive life, free from pain. Prima says: “I was not doing well; I thank God that I rushed to Rushoroza Hospital for treatment. I pray that my surgery goes well so that I may be able to resume farming and take good care of myself and family.”
Teddy is a 64 year old retired teacher, living with her husband in Uganda. Both Teddy and her husband work as small scale farmers, planting beans and potatoes, primarily for their own, personal consumption. For the past five years, Teddy has been having lower abdominal pains that are relieved temporarily by medication. She also experiences nausea and headaches almost all of the time. As her pains have recently increased in severity, Teddy decided to seek treatment at Rushoroza Hospital, where she was diagnosed with uterine fibroids. Teddy has had to stop working due to her ongoing symptoms, and she cannot raise the money to cover the costs of the hysterectomy that the doctors have told her that she needs. ur medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking $319 for Teddy's procedure, which is scheduled to take place on December 2nd, at Rushoroza Hospital. Teddy looks forward to being able to resume living and working, free from her current pain and symptoms. Teddy says: “I finally have hope of living a normal life once again. I pray for a successful surgery so that I may be able to continue with farming and my life."
Jackline is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She and her husband have six children, with their eldest married with children of their own and their youngest a student in secondary school. Jackline's husband works as a bricklayer in their village, while Jackline practices farming. For ten years, Jackline has been experiencing lower abdominal pains. Her symptoms were initially mild but began to become more severe over time and now cause her to experience headaches and fevers. As a result, Jackline has been unable to continue her work in farming, which was a primary income source for her family. Jackline has been diagnosed with chronic pelvic inflammatory disease and needs to undergo surgery. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help Jackline receive treatment. On November 4th, she will undergo surgery that will allow her to resume her daily activities free of pain. AMH is requesting $319 to fund this procedure. Jackline says, "I pray that I may be funded for this treatment because I am in severe pain and my condition could worsen. I believe that I will be able to live a normal and more productive life after surgery."
Molly is a 50-year-old wife and mother, living in Uganda. She and her husband - both of whom are small scale farmers - have five children, ranging in age from nine to twenty years. For the past year, Molly has been experiencing severe low abdominal pains and other worrying symptoms. She was diagnosed with uterine fibroids, and provided with various medications to help with her condition. Nothing has proven to be effective, so Molly will need to undergo a hysterectomy, to have her uterus removed. Molly and her husband work hard, but do not often earn enough money to cover their basic, daily expenses. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking your help to fund Molly's surgery, which will take place on November 4th at Rushoroza Hospital, and cost $319. After she has recovered, Molly should be able to resume her life, free of her current symptoms. Molly says: “I hope to get treated through surgery. I can no longer do my day-to-day duties well. Once I am feeling better I want to be able to keep farming and provide for my family."
Jackline is a 54-year-old farmer who is a mother of six. Unfortunately, her husband passed away in 2020. He left her a small permanent house for shelter. Her first born is 30 years old and a nursery school teacher. She shared that her last born is 13 years old but does not attend school as her youngest has special needs and is nonverbal. Jackline supports her family through small-scale farming. A year ago, Jackline began experiencing lower abdominal pains. She has since been diagnosed with endometritis and endometrial hyperplasia, both conditions caused by a thickening or inflammation of the uterus lining. To relieve her pain and prevent further health complications caused by these conditions, Jackline needs to undergo a hysterectomy, which is a procedure where surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $319 to fund Jackline's surgery. On July 5th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Jackline will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Jackline says, “I believe I can live a normal and better life once again through surgery. I hope to return to farming very soon.”
Judith, who is 49, is a small-scale farmer, living in Uganda. Together with her husband, who is also a farmer, they have nine children. The oldest is 28, while their youngest is just 4 years old. For the past seven years, Judith has been experiencing mild lower abdominal pain. She visited a doctor, and was treated several times, without seeing any improvement. Recently, she started experiencing heavy bleeding along with severe lower abdominal pain, and extreme backaches and joint pains. She's also having difficulty eating now. Despite everything, Judith must continue to farm, as this is her family's only source of income. Judith has been diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, and endometritis. The doctor at Rushoroza Hospital has recommended surgery to address Judith's medical issues. Fortunately, our medical partner African Mission Healthcare is here to help, as Judith cannot afford to pay for her surgery. On June 14th, Judith will undergo a hysterectomy, and African Mission Healthcare is seeking $319 to fund this procedure, which should allow Judith to be able to return to farming and to caring for her family, without all of the debilitating symptoms she has been experiencing. Judith says: “I have been in pain for a while but I finally hope to live a normal life once again through surgery. I will resume farming as soon as I recover completely.”
Santrina is a small-scale farmer who needs surgery to live pain free. After giving birth to her daughter in 2000, Santrina separated from her husband, who died shortly thereafter. She then decided to return to her maternal home, where she continues to live, supporting herself and her daughter through farming. Three months ago, Santrina began experiencing severe lower abdominal pains. She has also had abnormal and heavy bleeding, which she thought was because of her age. While she hoped that this would normalize over time, she has instead experienced more symptoms including dizziness, and severe pain, which resulted in her being hospitalized. Ultimately, she was diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding, and doctors have told her that she needs surgery to correct her condition. Because of everything that has gone on, Santrina has had to give up farming, which was her only source of income. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $319 to fund Santrina's surgery, a hysterectomy, which is scheduled to take place on June 9th at Rushroza Hospital. After this procedure, Santrina will be able to resume her life, free from pain. Santrina says, “My family cannot afford the surgery and I ask for assistance. I hope to get well through surgery and be able to live a normal life again and continue taking good care of my family.”
Jeninah is a 79 year old small-scale farmer, living in Uganda. She is a mother of 10 children, six of whom are still alive. Jeninah was widowed in 2000, and she also lost her home - a grass thatch roofed house - to flooding. Two of her sons were able to build her a new, two room house, for her to live in. Beginning in April 2022, Jeninah has been experiencing severe abdominal pains. She first felt dizzy while at home, and fell down. The abdominal pains have persisted, to the extent that she can no longer bend down to practice farming. She has also had to stop visiting with her friends, because she feels so unwell. Jeninah was diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease and uterine fibroids, and was told that she needs to have surgery to correct her condition. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Jeninah to access the care that she needs. On June 9th, doctors at Rushroza Hospital will perform a hysterectomy on Jeninah, which will alleviate her chronic pain, and enable her to resume her life without physical discomfort. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is seeking $319 to fund Jeninah's surgery. Jeninah says: “I pray for a successful surgery so that I may get relieved of the pain. I will continue with farming as soon as I recover completely.”
Jenipher is a small-scale farmer and a mother of five. Jenihper's husband is a certified tailor and they own a three-room house. Their firstborn is 34 years old now and was married after completing a technical course in bricklaying. Their youngest recently ended school after completing high school, but is unable to continue due to expensive school fees. For the last seven years, Jenipher has been experiencing post-menopausal complications associated with severe lower abdominal pains. Jenipher has visited many health facilities and has still not seen any improvements. This condition has left Jenipher unable to work on her farm. Jenipher has now has been diagnosed with menorrhagia and endometrial hyperplasia. If not treated, Jenipher could develop endometrial cancer and could become severely anemic. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $319 to fund Jenipher's hysterectomy. On June 7th, 2022, she will undergo surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Jenipher will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and finally return to feeling herself again. Jenipher says, “I have lived with this condition for a while and have suffered a lot. I hope to get well through surgery so that I may live a normal life once again and be able to take good care of my family.”
Aidah is a small-scale farmer and a mother of six. Aidah's husband works around their village getting daily jobs as much as he can. They own a four-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Aidah's first born is now 38 years old and married, and her youngest is 18 years old and close to completing school. Aidah and her family have received aid from a church fund to help meet their daily needs. Since October 2021, Aidah has been experiencing lower abdominal pains. She was initially treated for gastric ulcers and typhoid, but there was no significant improvement. Aidah later developed further complications and rushed to a doctor who did tests and ultimately recommended a surgery that Aidah could not afford. This condition has prevented Aidah from working on her farm. Aidah traveled to our medical partner's care center, Rushoroza Hospital, and has been diagnosed with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. If not treated, Aidah risks developing cancer of the cervix that could affect her life in the long run. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $319 to fund Aidah's surgery. On June 7th, Aidah will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Aidah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Aidah shared, “I pray for a successful surgery so that I may live a normal life once again. I hope to resume farming in order to continue taking good care of my family.”
Novensi is a 49-year-old small-scale farmer, living with her two children in a two roomed mud house. She separated from her husband 10 years ago, and sustains her family through her farming. While her older child attends school, she shared with us that mental health issues have prevented her younger daughter from starting school. For the past six months, Novensi has been suffering from severe lower abdominal and back pains, as well as other troubling symptoms. Her condition is worsening, preventing her from farming, because she feels pain from movements and when she walks long distances. Novensi has been diagnosed by her medical team with uterine fibroids. While surgery was recommended a while ago, Novensi could not afford to pay for the surgery. Fortunately, she turned to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. Now, she is scheduled for a hysterectomy at Rushroza Hospital on May 13th, and African Mission Healthcare is seeking $319 to fund her procedure and care. Once she has recovered, Novensi should be able to resume her farming - and all of her other daily activities - free from pain. Novensi says: “I wish to have treatment so that I can get well and continue with farming. I hope to start a sorghum drink business which I am unable to do now because it involves bending and lifting, which I cannot do.”
Jemimah is a 45 year old business woman who lives with her husband and five children in Uganda. She runs her family’s small furniture shop, where her husband works as a carpenter, to earn a living for their family. They have no house of their own, and live in their friend’s house as caretakers. Earlier this year, Jemimah began experiencing severe back pain, accompanied by other worrisome symptoms. As a result of her condition, she no longer feels able to take an active part in their family business. Jemimah has been diagnosed with abnormal uterine bleeding and endometrial hyperplasia. If her condition is left untreated, Jemimah could be at risk for developing uterine cancer. In order to treat her condition, Jemimah needs to undergo a hysterectomy. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $319 to fund Jemimah's surgery, which is scheduled for May 13th at Rushroza Hospital. Once she has fully recovered, Jemimah will be able to resume her daily activities, free of pain. Jemimah says: “I am troubled because I can no longer do my duties like I used to before. I am in pain. I pray and hope to get well through surgery so that I may get back to my duties and continue taking care of my family.”