Justine is a fifty-two-year-old farmer. She is married with eleven children. Justine shared that two of her children passed away, four are married, and the rest are primary and secondary school students. Justine and her husband practice small-scale farming to provide for their family. Her married children are not yet in a position to provide financial support to the family.
For 15 years, Justine has been experiencing severe abdominal, pelvic, and lower back pain that fluctuates between episodic and constant. Justine shared that her pain makes it difficult for her to work on the farm. Due to financial constraints, she was previously unable to seek medical care; however, Justine was recently able to visit the care center at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Doctors at AMH diagnosed her condition as uterine myomas and recommend she undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
On November 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at AMH’s care center. Upon recovery, Justine will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. AMH is requesting $219 to fund Justine’s procedure.
Justine shared, “My financial status has made it difficult to cope with this condition. With your help, I am hoping to have my healthy status back.”