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Charles is a hardworking coffee farmer from Uganda who needs $230 to fund hernia repair surgery.

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September 13, 2021

Charles is a 73-year-old man with five children who are all grown and have families of their own. He has a banana and coffee plantation on his land, but due to his old age, his productivity on his farm has been decreasing.

For three months, Charles has had an inguinal scrotal hernia. The hernia causes him pain and discomfort, especially when he is walking or working on the farm. He had a scan at a government facility before being referred to our medical partner’s care center for the treatment he needs.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Charles to receive treatment. On September 14th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, he needs help raising $230 to fund his procedure and care.

Charles shared, “I hope to recover from this condition so that I can continue farming and sustain my family.”

Charles is a 73-year-old man with five children who are all grown and have families of their own. He has a banana and coffee plantation on h...

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Charles's Timeline

  • September 13, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Charles was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Charles's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 21, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Charles was scheduled to receive treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Charles is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Charles's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Charles's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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