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Rwabinumi is a teacher from Uganda who needs $241 to fund inguinal hernia surgery.

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May 18, 2020

Rwabinumi is a teacher from Uganda. He is a married father of six children. He has three girls; one is a teacher and the other two are still in school. One of his sons has just completed clinical medicine but hasn’t gotten a job yet. The other two are still in school as well.

Rwabinumi’s only source of income is his teaching job. His wife is a small-scale farmer and mostly grows food crops for their family to eat. Rwabinumi is feeling overwhelmed with loans taken to pay for school fees for his children and to meet the needs of his family.

Since ten years ago, Rwabinumi has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him pain and if not treated, it may result in intestinal tissue damage. Fortunately, on May 19th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $241 to fund Rwabinumi’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Rwabinumi says: “I hope to get well and free from all this pain that I have been having for a very long time because when I am at home with no one around to assist me, I can’t even bend to pour water on the basin for a bath.”

Rwabinumi is a teacher from Uganda. He is a married father of six children. He has three girls; one is a teacher and the other two are still...

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Rwabinumi's Timeline

  • May 18, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rwabinumi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • May 19, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rwabinumi received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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.

  • May 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rwabinumi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 08, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Rwabinumi's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Rwabinumi is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $241 for Rwabinumi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$113
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$108
Labs
$6

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