Vene is a 60-year-old farmer and a father of five from Southwestern Uganda. He loves listening to the radio while grazing his cows in the evening after long days on the farms. His wife is a farmer as well. The couple is now an empty nester.
For 10 years, Vene has had left reducible inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him pain especially when he walks or stands for a long time. He tried treating the condition with local herbs but finally opted for conventional medicine and appeals for help to fund his surgery.
Fortunately, on December 8th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Vene’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Vene says “after I’m operated on and relieved from this hernia, I will get better and continue farming for the sustenance of my family.”