Korukiiko is a subsistence farmer from Uganda, and her husband is elderly (about 80 years old) and no longer is able to help at home. She is married with eight children, one is a teacher, three others are married but self-employed as they never reached far in their education, and four are small-scale farmers as they too did not study well due to lack of money for school fees. She tries to care for her family and grandchildren through her framing.
Korukiiko reports with persistent and progressive swelling in her left popliteal fosse for about six months. This has limited her movements and she no longer can go long-distance as she used to.
Korukiiko came to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On May 12th, surgeons will remove the mass that has been affecting her. Now, Korukiiko needs help to raise $206 to fund this procedure.
Korukiiko says: “I hope that when I am relieved of this condition, I will be able to do all that I used to do in my farm where I earn a living for our family.”