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.”