Rebecca joined Watsi on February 16th, 2016. 27 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Rebecca's most recent donation supported Aisha, a farmer from Uganda, to fund a laparotomy procedure.
Rebecca has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 1 country.
Aisha is a 25-year-old woman from rural Uganda. She has two children, and she and her husband work as small farmers. They grow food crops primarily for home consumption, including beans, potatoes, cassava, and vegetables. They sell some of their surplus food to support their family. During her free time, Aisha likes to play with her children, go to church, and visit her friends and relatives. For the past year, Aisha has had a painful ovarian cyst. This cyst has caused Aisha to experience a lot of discomfort and pain, and her doctors have suggested that Aisha should undergo a laparotomy to remove the mass. On July 21, surgeons at Bwindi Community Hospital will perform a laparatomy procedure on Aisha. The $307 requested by our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, to fund Aisha's treatment will cover the full cost of the procedure, including a five-night hospital stay, labs, medication, supplies, and surgeon time. After recovery, Aisha is looking forward to continue with her farming.
Jacinta is a mother of six from Uganda. She and her husband, Stephen, are subsistence farmers. She also weaves mats and ropes, while Stephen makes bricks. They use their income to send their children to school. In her free time, Jacinta enjoys going to church, sweeping around her homestead, and working in her kitchen garden. Jacinta has had an uncomfortable condition in a sensitive area for six months. This condition has prevented her from joining social gatherings or going to the market. On October 25, she underwent a repair surgery at our medical partner's hospital, Bwindi Community Hospital. “When I am repaired, this will be a miracle," says Jacinta. "I wish to first thank the donors that will support my care."