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.
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.
Sylivia is a 50-year-old widow of 18 years from southwestern Uganda. She has five daughters and currently lives with her seven-year-old grandson. Prior to the development of her medical condition, Sylivia ran a small restaurant in her village and grew a lot of her own food. Despite her troubles, she remains an active member of her church. For the past three years, Sylivia has been suffering from extreme pelvic pain. She had been prescribed pain killers, but they have not helped. Upon examination at the hospital, Sylivia was diagnosed with a large pelvic cyst that requires surgical removal. To fund a laparotomy for Sylivia, our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $307 on top of the $7 that Sylivia has contributed towards her own surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 28 and, once the cyst is removed, will hopefully allow Sylivia to return to her former lifestyle. "Please send my great thanks to all the donors. Their help will hopefully make it possible for me to work again. I am so grateful," expresses Sylivia.
Anna is a 46-year-old widow from Uganda who works very hard to send all five of her children to school. Anna is a subsistence farmer, growing food on rented land and selling any extra crops in the market for a small cash income. She additionally works as a farm laborer to supplement what she earns. In her spare time, Anna heads the savings and loan association in her village that helps members take out small loans to pay for needed items and school fees. She is also an active member of her church, leading her village's fellowship group. For two years, Anna has had a very painful inguinal hernia that has affected her ability to work. Doctors have recommended surgery, however Anna is only able to subsidize $7 of the treatment's cost. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $229 to fund Anna's surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 3 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Anna to live more comfortably. After surgery, Anna is looking forward to being able to work full time so she can grow more food for her family. “I am so happy to have received this assistance," says Anna. "I would like to tell all the donors thank you for what they have done to help me.”
Reuben is a 57-year-old man from Uganda. He and his wife have four children together. While Reuben works as a teacher of brick laying at a vocational school and as a subsistence farmer, his wife works as a minister in their local church. In his free time, Reuben enjoys watching the news on the television, listening to gospel music on the radio, and watching soccer games in his village. Reuben has been suffering from a multinodular goiter for thirteen years. He was able to live with the condition for a long time, but recently it has gotten much worse and is causing internal pressure. The pain and discomfort have made it difficult for Reuben to swallow and sleep. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $279 to fund a thyroidectomy for Reuben. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 3 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Reuben to live more comfortably. “I appreciate the donors for supporting my surgery," says Reuben. "The help they are offering to the needy who cannot afford treatment is a great blessing.”
Isabellah is a 32-year-old single mother from rural Uganda. She lives with her parents and her 12-year-old son. During her free time, Isabellah can be found listening to the radio. Isabellah has been diagnosed with a lipoma, or a mass, located just below her neck. The mass causes Isabellah to experience a lot of pain, and she is consequently unable to work. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $196 to cover the cost of Isabellah's mass excision surgery, which is scheduled to take place on July 4. After her treatment, Isabellah is looking forward to returning to her old job, saving some money, and starting a business dealing in agricultural produce. "I thank the donors for supporting my treatment. God bless them," says Isabellah.
Erick is a 26-year-old father and farmer from southwest Uganda. When he is not working, Erick enjoys taking care of his daughter so his wife can have some time to relax. He also participates in the village Bataka group, which organizes projects to improve village life. Recently, Erick has been experiencing pain from a hernia, making it difficult to keep working. On July 3, Erick will undergo hernia repair surgery to alleviate his pain. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $229 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. After surgery, Erick is looking forward to being able to work without pain. He is anxious to support his family the best he can. “I am so grateful to the donors. After surgery I will go to church and give thanks for their help,” he says.
Meet Grace, a 19-year-old mother from Uganda. She is currently expecting her second child. Grace and her husband work as small farmers and also sell coffee beans. As Grace had a high-risk first pregnancy, doctors at our medical partner's hospital, Bwindi Community Hospital, will closely monitor Grace throughout her pregnancy. She may also require a C-section to safely deliver her baby. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, has arranged for Grace to receive prenatal vitamins and regular checkups, starting on June 24. Grace and her husband have contributed $7 towards her medical care but need our help to fund the remaining $241. "I thank the donors so much for their support," says Grace.
Allen is pregnant with twins, nine months after delivering her first child via C-section. Allen and her husband both work as farmers. Allen grows vegetables, potatoes, rice, maize, and other crops. Allen visited our medical partner’s hospital, Bwindi Community Hospital, where doctors consider her pregnancy to be high-risk. It is highly likely that Allen will require another C-section with this pregnancy. They recommend that she receive medical attention before, during, and after labor to ensure a safe delivery. On September 28, she will begin to receive supplements and attend antenatal checkups and health education classes. She will deliver her baby in the hospital, and she will undergo a C-section if necessary. After birth, Allen and her baby will be monitored by the hospital staff. Though Allen and her husband are paying $7 for her treatment, they need help to pay her remaining medical bill. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $241 to fund antenatal visits, lab tests, medication, and three nights of hospital stay. “I would like to share my gratitude for the support of my delivery," says Allen. "I thank all the donors for their support and pray that God blesses them.”
Jenipher is a 17-year-old student form Uganda who is expecting her first child. She enjoys studying English, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. She works alongside her family to grow crops for sale. Because of Jenipher's youth, her doctors consider her pregnancy to be high-risk. They recommend that she receive medical attention before, during, and after labor to ensure a safe delivery. On July 7, she will begin to receive supplements and attend antenatal checkups and health education classes. She will deliver her baby in the hospital, and she will undergo a C-section if necessary. After birth, Jenipher and her baby will be monitored by the hospital staff. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $241 to fund hospital monitoring for Jenipher. Jenipher's mother is extremely grateful for the care her daughter will receive. She says, “I wish to send all my thanks to the donors for their help with my daughter’s pregnancy. Raising three children by myself is difficult and I don’t have much extra money. This is a blessing.”
Sarah is a 21-year-old farmer from Uganda who is excited about her pregnancy. She lives in a small town with her husband, Amos. The couple grows crops together for food and income. When Sarah is not digging around the fields, she can be found weaving baskets and mats. Because Sarah lost two children shortly after their births and also previously had a C-section, her current pregnancy is considered high risk. Doctors recommend that she receive medical attention before, during, and post delivery to ensure that she and her baby are healthy. On July 17, Sarah will begin prenatal checkups and supplements. When she goes into labor, she will be closely monitored by hospital staff, in case a C-section is needed. The staff will continue to observe Sarah and her baby after the delivery. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $241 to help fund a safe delivery for Sarah. Sarah says, “I am so excited to be giving birth. Amos and I want to have a family. I will be careful to follow the doctor’s orders. It is a great blessing to have help with this delivery. Please give all my thanks to the donors.”