This is Karna, a 48-year-old husband and farmer, who lives with his wife in a village in Nepal. Together, they look after their cattle and tend to the farm. Unfortunately, two weeks ago, Karna began to experience considerable pain due to an inguinal hernia. It started causing complications, and since then, he has been completely bedridden.
In need of medical attention, Karna and his wife left behind their cattle with neighbors and trekked for four days to reach the hospital. “I have had this hernia for about one and a half years, but only now has it become problematic,” Karna shares.
$491 in funding will allow Karna to receive the surgery he needs. With bed rest and monitoring, Karna will return to his healthy, normal self.
Once he is healthy again, Karna looks forward to seeing his sons, daughter-in-laws, and grandchildren when they visit from India.