Samuel is a 59-year-old small-scale farmer from Kenya. He owns a 1/8-acre piece of land in Kikuyu, his home village. Samuel's children are all grown, but do not have stable jobs. His wife is also a farmer and has no source of income. They live together in a three-room house.
Last February, Samuel started experience blurry vision without pain. The condition progressed gradually to a point he could not see clearly. Samuel visited a local hospital in Kikuyu, where doctors discovered cataracts in both eyes. Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes opaque. The doctors recommended he visit a facility that could support the surgery he needed to treat his cataracts, and Samuel came to Watsi's Medical Partner Kijabe Hospital. Currently, due to his limited vision, Samuel cannot walk independently without stumbling. Samuel's wife helps to guide him around. He appeals for financial support for the care that he needs.
Fortunately, Samuel is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery at our medical partner's care center on February 4th. Surgeons will remove and replace the blurred lens. After recovery, Samuel will be able to see clearly again. Now, he needs help to fund this $231 procedure.
Samuel shared, “I can’t afford to lose sight in both eyes. I am struggling to adjust because I always need someone to guide me around. I need this surgery to be able to see again.”