Tigandenga is a primary school teacher from Uganda. She is a married mother to four children and all are self-employed in small business and she is proud that one of them works in the bank. Out of the four; one is married. Her husband is no longer working as he is retired due to his age, but currently he does farming to help earn living.
Since two weeks ago, Tigandenga has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and the feeling of a vaginal mass. She has been diagnosed with pre-malignant cervical lesions. Doctors recommend that she undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Tigandenga’s surgery. On May 19th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Tigandenga will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Tigandenga told us: “I hope to get well after undergoing surgery.”