Kabamu is a 34 year old farmer from Uganda, who specializes in cultivating maize on a small scale. He has five children that are in school and live with their mother. In addition to farming, he owns a business that allows him to support the education of his children. He went to school up to Primary Five, but had to drop out due to lack of school fees.
Seven years ago, Kabamu started feeling pain in his right inguinal area, and later swelling developed in the same area. Pain worsens when he walks and when he lifts heavy items. He has never reported his condition to a hospital because of lack of money for his treatment. He uses herbs, but they give him a little relief. If left untreated, Kabamu may suffer many complications.
Until now, Kabamu has not been able to receive treatment to repair his hernia. For $249, Kabamu will undergo hernia repair surgery at Holy Family Virika Hospital.
“After surgery I hope to continue working in my gardens to get money and support my children,” Kabamu shared.