Tukahebwa is a mother of three from Uganda. She and her husband are both small-scale farmers. Their firstborn is eleven years old and in primary school class five; the second born is seven years old and in primary school class two while the youngest is five years old and in top junior class. They own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter.
For the last 5 years, Tukahebwa has been experiencing lower abdominal pains. She has been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $228 to fund Tukahebwa’s surgery. On August 5th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Tukahebwa will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will significantly improve.
Tukahebwa says, “I am in severe pain and feel helpless. I have lost hope. If I am given the opportunity to undergo surgery, I believe that I will be able to work harder on my farm to better sustain myself and my family.”