The Kellermann Foundation provides hope and health in Uganda by supporting displaced and underserved populations in Uganda near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The Kellermann Foundation provides high-quality healthcare through Bwindi Community Hospital. Bwindi has been rated the best hospital in Uganda for the past four years, and has reached thousands of Uganda’s poorest and most isolated citizens through its outreach programs.
The Kellermann Foundation makes its financials public and is a GuideStar rated non-profit.
Geoffrey is a 64-year-old farmer from Uganda. Geoffrey is a husband, father, and grandfather. He loves to tell stories to his young grandchildren about hunting and fishing when he was younger. In his free time, he also enjoys visiting with friends and listening to medical programs on the radio. Recently, Geoffrey's prostate gland began to swell and the pain has rapidly increased. After visiting our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, it was recommended that his prostate be removed to decrease his pain and restore full mobility. Geoffrey is now scheduled to undergo prostate removal surgery on June 3. Although Geoffrey was able to contribute $7 to the cost of his procedure, he is still in need of $314 to cover the rest of the expenses. “Please tell the donors thank you from me," says Geoffrey. "I will ask God to bless them in all that they do.”
Lydia is a 75-year-old farmer from Uganda. She is a widow and takes care of five grandchildren, who are all in school. Her source of income is primarily small-scale farming, growing crops such as cassava, beans, potatoes, and bananas. Lyida came to our medical partner's care center, Bwindi Community Hospital, with an uncomfortable gynecological condition. She has spent her earnings trying to get help for the last 28 years. For the past year, Lydia’s problem has worsened, causing her difficulty while bending and pain while doing hard labor. Doctors suggested that she undergo a hysterectomy to relieve her of the pain. Unfortunately, Lydia cannot afford this treatment. During her free time, Lydia loves going to church to worship. She also loves listening to the radio. Lydia looks forward to better health so that she can go back home and care for her family. “I thank the donors for the support. I pray for the mercies of God unto them. I have had sleepless nights with lots of discomfort. Getting this surgery will be a miracle to me,” Lydia says. On May 24, Lydia will undergo a hysterectomy. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $321 to fund this procedure. The requested $321 pays for surgical materials, medication, and five nights of hospital stay.
Meet Privato, a hardworking 42-year-old farmer from southwest Uganda. He and his wife, Stadia, are raising twelve children. For ten years, Privato has had an inguinal hernia but has been able to live with the discomfort. For the last several months, however, it has been so painful that he has not been able to work. On June 5, surgeons will correct his condition. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, requests $229 to cover Privato's treatment. Privato and Stadia grow food for their large family on a small plot of land. They also have a few coffee trees, which provide a small cash income. When he is not working on his own land, Privato finds extra work as a farm laborer and construction worker. Earning enough to pay school fees for all the children is a big challenge, and there is not enough left over to pay for surgery. He needs help to raise $229. Privato is grateful to those helping to fund his treatment, saying, “I thank the donors for the support very much. Getting help to fix my pain and help me be functional again is not something I take for granted. I will pray that God blesses the donors abundantly."
Wilson is a 55-year-old man from the countryside of Uganda. Wilson is a small farmer with his wife Molly, and they grow food crops such as bananas, beans, and onions. 15 years ago, Wilson developed a hernia in his groin. When the hernia initially developed, Wilson thought taking medicinal herbs would help reduce it. Unfortunately, the hernia kept growing and over time has become very painful and affects his day-to-day life. Through our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, Wilson is scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery on June 7. The $229 requested will cover the total cost of the procedure. Wilson is grateful to Watsi donors for helping him fund his surgery and access the treatment he needs. After surgery, Wilson hopes to continue with his farming and grow new banana plantains as well as his own tea.
Olivia is 30 years old and works as a small farmer with her husband in Uganda. They have four young children in primary school, and Olivia is currently pregnant with her fifth child. Olivia is suspected of having placenta previa, which can cause severe bleeding during the pregnancy and delivery due to the location of the placenta. This means that Olivia needs to be closely monitored when she delivers her baby via C-section. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, will begin monitoring Olivia on June 10. Olivia has contributed $7 towards her medical bill but needs our help paying for the remaining $241, which will cover her prenatal vitamins, hospital stay, and ultrasounds. "I thank the donors with all my heart for their generosity," says Olivia.
Vasta is a 26-year-old mother of two from Uganda. She and her husband Moses grow and sell crops such as cassava and potatoes. During her free time, Vasta enjoys singing at her church, listening to the news, and learning about finances with other women in her village's loans and savings group. Vasta is now pregnant with her fourth child. The baby is in breech presentation, making delivery by C-section Vasta's safest option. As Vasta and Moses have just a small piece of land remaining, Vasta needs financial support for this delivery. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $258 to fund Vasta’s C-section delivery, which is scheduled for June 10. “I am looking forward to having my last baby. I would like to nurse my children. When they are older, I look forward to sending them to school.” says Vasta.
Kevin is a 22-year-old student who lives in Uganda. He farms with his parents, growing crops not only for home consumption, but also for paying his school fees. During his free time, Kevin enjoys playing volleyball, watching football, and farming with his parents during school holidays. Kevin has recently developed a right side inguinal hernia. The pain caused by the hernia has made it difficult for Kevin to farm and concentrate on his studies. Kevin is scheduled for a hernia repair operation on June 8 at our medical partner's care center, Bwindi Community Hospital. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $229 to fund a five-night hospital stay, medication, supplies, labs, and physician consultations. After the surgery, Kevin is looking forward to resuming his studies and farming. He is very grateful to the donors for funding his treatment.
Loyce is a 14-month-old baby girl from Hakikome in the rural hills of Uganda. She lives with her parents, and her mother is expecting another baby in the coming months. While Loyce used to enjoy waking and playing with other children, malnutrition has dramatically reduced her mobility. Due to her pediatric malnutrition, Loyce has experienced diarrhea, weight loss, and severe lethargy. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $316 to fund treatment for Loyce, which she is scheduled to receive on June 8. This covers a ten-night hospital stay, medications, and provision of vital nutrients. “I thank the donors for the support. I am hoping that the hospital will treat my daughter to recover and get better. I was so much worried about the costs, and I am so grateful that there is such support," shares Loyce's mother. Following her daughter's treatment, her mother wishes to take Loyce home and hopefully send her to school one day.
Rossett is a 29-year-old mother of three. Rossett and her husband work as small farmers in Uganda to support their family. About one year ago, Rossett developed a growth on her left elbow. It has now grown so large and painful that Rossett is unable to move her arm or work on her farm. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, has arranged for Rossett to have mass removal surgery on June 12. Although Rossett was able to contribute $7 to the cost of her treatment, she is still in need of $196 to cover the rest of the expenses. Rossett shares that she is looking forward to going back to work and supporting her family. "I thank all the donors for helping me with my treatment," she says.
Sarah is a 15-year-old woman who is expecting her first child. She is currently living with her relatives and enjoys gardening and growing beans, bananas, potatoes, and cassava. Due to Sarah's young age, she is considered to have a high-risk pregnancy and needs to be monitored carefully in case she needs an emergency caesarean section or any other complications develop during her pregnancy. The $241 requested by our medical partner, the Kellermann Foundation, will fund labs, medications, antenatal and postpartum visits, delivery, and a three-night hospital stay. After delivering, Sarah is looking forward to taking care of her baby and making sure that he or she has a good life and can attend school.
Laura is a 21-year-old student from rural Uganda. Laura comes from a large family of seven children. During her free time, Laura likes to take nature walks and visit friends. Laura has been living with a painful umbilical hernia for the past eight years that has only become more painful over time. Seeking treatment through our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, she is now scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery on June 12. She is requesting $229 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Laura is training to be a midwife but her hernia causes her pain when she is assisting mothers during delivery. After surgery, Laura hopes to continue with her studies. She loves being a midwife and helping mothers bring their babies into this world. “I thank the donors for the support, my mother is not able to pay for the surgery, and we struggle a lot with raising tuition and other home needs,” she says.
Elida is a 26-year-old farmer from Uganda who is expecting her second child. Elida and her husband live in southwest Uganda. When she is not working in the fields, Elida enjoys weaving mats for her house, participating in the local savings and loans group, and singing in the church choir. Because Elida's first child was delivered by caesarean section, she is considered to have a high-risk pregnancy. Doctors want to monitor her carefully in case any unexpected complications arise. Elida lives about 50 km from the hospital, so she is staying in the hospital under constant supervision starting on June 25 until her baby is delivered. Elida is very thankful to all of the donors for supporting her delivery. Although she is able to contribute $7 to the cost of her care, she is still in need of $241 to cover her antenatal and postpartum visits, hospital stay and delivery, labs, and medication.