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Sarapio is a 52 year old farmer from southwestern Uganda. Sarapio has dwarfism and is the firstborn in a family with two sistersโ€”one married, and the other had been married but later separated and is now staying with him at home. Despite his love for studying, his father made him drop out of school at 6th grade, citing a lack of value in educating him. Currently, he makes a living through farming but mostly engages in casual labor work, such as cultivating other people's farms, chopping firewood, and clearing shambles for others. For the past one year, Sarapio has had right inguinal hernia. He has always experienced abdominal pain, but over the past year, he noticed a swelling in his inguinal region that causes pain when he coughs, laughs, lifts heavy objects, cultivates, or walks long distances. Due to financial constraints, he had not sought medical intervention until he visited Kebisoni Health Center. The health center recommended surgery but advised him to come to Nyakibale Hospital as there was no surgeon available. Fortunately, on December 5, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Sarapio's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Sarapio says, โ€œI hope my health will be restored if I get your support to undergo my surgery so I can continue with my days in good health.โ€

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Edwin is an outspoken and confident 38-year-old from Uganda. Edwin loved school when she was young, but she was unable to proceed further with her education because her parents couldn't afford to raise money for her to attend college. Since then, she has been engaged in farming for a living. However, due to limited land, she primarily grows crops to feed her family and sells the surplus to generate income. Her husband works as a farmer and often engages in casual labor in other people's gardens to earn an income. During her free time, she enjoys taking care of her family, performing domestic chores such as cooking, washing, and maintaining the household. Edwin has a poor obstetric history. She has been pregnant seven times, but she reports having experienced five miscarriages due to an unknown cause. Because of the stress from these miscarriages, she has developed hypertension in pregnancy, for which she has been on medication since her first trimester. She is currently expecting her second child. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a caesarean section because of gestational hypertension and the significance of her previous obstetric challenges. This way, doctors can better ensure the safety of both mother and child. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Edwin undergo a ceasarean section on December 12th. This procedure will cost $252, and Edwin needs your support. Edwin says, โ€œI pray that am given your support for then I can have a live baby and a successful delivery.โ€

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