Mary is a woman from Kenya. She is the youngest in a family of three children and has one child, who is five years old. Her parents are farmers, and her mother also sells green vegetables at the market to support the family. Currently, Mary works at a bar to support her child.
Four weeks ago, Mary developed severe pain on her right side. Due to the pain, she was unable to go to work and do her normal chores. She went to a hospital, where an ultrasound scan showed she has cholelithiasis, or gallstones. She needs to undergo abdominal surgery to treat the condition. If not treated, Mary may experience complications, such as obstruction of the bile duct or inflammation of the gall bladder.
Fortunately, surgery is scheduled for September 6. This procedure will cost $750.