Mackline is a 23-year-old small-scale farmer and mother. She has two children, one from a natural birth and one delivered via a cesarean section, and is currently expecting her third child. Her husband works as a boda-boda motorcycle taxi driver, and she supports her family by engaging in small-scale farming. Among her siblings, she is the fifth born; all her siblings are married and self-employed. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Mackline has attended various antenatal clinics to help support a healthy pregnancy. However, due to Mackline’s previous C-Section and a short inter-pregnancy interval–meaning the period between her two pregnancies was short and thus raises potential risks–her pregnancy is considered high risk. Doctors recommended Mackline deliver via a cesarean section again to ensure the safety of both her and her baby.
Thankfully, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. Mackline is scheduled to undergo a C-Section on June 6th at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $252, and Mackline needs your support.
Mackline says, “I will be very grateful when my surgery is supported because, being a farmer, I cannot afford this surgery. I will resume farming after recovery to earn a living for my family.”