Jovia is a small-scale farmer. She hails from a village in Southwestern Uganda. She is a mother to six children with four sons, all small scale farmers. All her daughters are married and are farmers as well. She never attended any school being that her father died when she was still young and her mother couldn’t afford paying her school fees. Now she does farming together with her husband. They normally grow food crops for their family to eat but are able to sell off the surplus to generate an income for their family’s upkeep. However, this income is not sufficient to raise money needed for her surgery and therefore they appeal for support.
Since April, Jovia has been experiencing severe symptoms. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Jovia’s surgery. On September 8th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Jovia will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Jovia says “I feel bad every day. My health is getting worse now, had I had money, I could have received my treatment already but I can’t due to limited finances. I kindly request for your support to save my life.”