Edivinah is a 59-year-old small-scale farmer. She is married and lives with her husband who is also a small-scale farmer. She and her husband have seven children. Their oldest child is 28 years old while their youngest is 16. They own and live in a three-room home. Edivinah shared that she receives minimal support from her children because several are already married with their own responsibilities.
For six years, Edivinah has had a supraumbilical hernia. She has never visited a health center due to the cost, but she experiences pain in her abdomen and occasional weakness in her arms. Her condition is also affecting her ability to work on the farm. If left untreated, the hernia could become obstructed causing complications.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Edivinah receive treatment. On October 9th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, AMH is requesting $170 to fund Edivinah’s procedure and care.
Edivinah shared, “I am currently not well and can no longer practice farming comfortably yet it is the major source of my family’s survival. I pray that I may get well through surgery and that I may be able to proceed with farming and live a better life.”