Barungi runs a soft drinks mini shop in Kampala City selling juices, sodas, and other drinks. Her husband works in the same region as a casual laborer on different construction sites. They own a two-room permanent house for shelter. They have no children yet after losing their first child shortly after birth.
At Rushoroza Hospital, Barungi presented with long-standing history of a right upper thigh mass that has been progressively increasing in size and shared that the mass has been painful since she was 14 years old. If not treated through a mass excision, it may further grow and she could develop severe pain that would stop her from doing her work. It may also develop into a carcinoma.
Barungi told us, “With the surgery, I will be able to work comfortably again and be able to dress smartly like other women do. I pray that my request to Watsi supporters may be granted.”