Akankwasa is a trained midwife from Uganda. She completed schooling and went on to get a certificate in midwifery. She now helps expectant mothers at Kamuganguzi Health Centre, under the Kabale local government. Her husband is a soldier who she shared is rarely home and not able to offer minimal steady assistance to her. Their firstborn is 7 years old and in the second grade in primary school. Her second born is four years old and in preschool. They own a two-room house made out of volcanic stones in their village for shelter. During her free time, she likes singing and listening to local music.
Akankwasa is currently expecting her third child. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a caesarean section because due to pregnancy condition and her two previous surgeries. The doctors feel this can best ensure the safety of both mother and child.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Akankwasa undergo a C-Section on August 31st. This procedure will cost $207, and Akankwasa needs your support.
Akankwasa shared, “we are in a tricky financial situation currently due to COVID19, and that’s the reason we seek help. I look forward to resuming midwifery at Kamuganguzi Health Centre and saving more lives of children and mothers.”