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Bakandema is an elderly banana farmer and brewer from Uganda who needs $230 to fund a hernia repair surgery.

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June 8, 2021

Bakandema is a 79-year-old man who runs a small banana plantation, which he and his wife tend to together. They also cultivate maize, beans, and potatoes for their family. Bakandema also brews traditional beer to complement the income from the farm. However, at his old age, he has to work hard to make sufficient income. His eight children have left the nest, but all work in casual labour with limited income.

For the last three years, Bakandema has had a right inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him pain, especially when he bends or walks for some time. He cannot sleep well these days. The hernia has been getting worse over time and, without treatment, might become a strangulated hernia which is life-threatening. After selling some goats to travel and pay for his treatment, Bakandema came to Nyakibale Hospital for medical review. He was recommended to undergo herniorrhaphy surgery to treat his condition. However, Bakandema cannot afford the cost of his care and appeals for financial support.

Fortunately, on June 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Bakandema’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Bakandema shared, “I pray that you help me get treated because I have been in pain for a long time. Once relieved, I will live to give a testimony about what you have done for me as I continue with farming to sustain my family.”

Bakandema is a 79-year-old man who runs a small banana plantation, which he and his wife tend to together. They also cultivate maize, beans,...

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Bakandema's Timeline

  • June 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bakandema was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 9, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Bakandema was scheduled to receive treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • June 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bakandema's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Bakandema is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Bakandema's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 2 donors

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Funded by 2 donors

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Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Bakandema's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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