Zerida is a widow, living in southwestern Uganda. She is a mother of 11 children, who lost her husband in 1999. While she does small scale farming, this is becoming increasingly difficult for her, given her advanced age and health issues.
A year ago, Zerida began experiencing episodes of lower abdominal pain, backaches, and other symptoms. She has been diagnosed with uterine myomas. Without treatment, she is at risk of anaemia, and persistent back and lower abdominal pain. The doctors have told Zerida that she needs to undergo a hysterectomy, in order to resolve her condition.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $219 to fund Zerida’s surgery, which is scheduled for May 19th, at the Karoli Lwanga Hospital in Nyakibale. Once she has recovered, Zerida should be able to resume her daily activities, free of pain.
Zerida says: “I am a widow and have no support since the death of my husband. I really need the surgery, but I am not able to pay for the cost.”