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Magambo is a bus conductor from Uganda who needs $219 to fund hernia repair.

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April 2, 2020

Magambo is a bus conductor from Uganda. He is a married father to seven children, one boy who has just completed university and the rest are all daughters who are still studying in school. He earns a living by working as a bus conductor and says his salary is the family’s major source of income. He owns a small piece of land on which his wife practices cultivation by growing crops for them to eat at home and at times can sell off any surplus to enable her to also contribute something to the family’s income.

Since three years ago, Magambo has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him pain and hinders him from working. Fortunately, on April 7th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Magambo’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Magambo says, “I have hope that my surgery will go well.”

Magambo is a bus conductor from Uganda. He is a married father to seven children, one boy who has just completed university and the rest are...

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Magambo's Timeline

  • April 2, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Magambo was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • April 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Magambo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 07, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Magambo received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • June 17, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Magambo's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Magambo is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $219 for Magambo's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6

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