Asiimwe is a 28-year-old mother from Uganda. She is married and has two children who are both still in school. When she was younger, she studied and completed senior four, but never proceeded due to lack of school fees. Asiimwe stays at home to take care of her children, while her husband is the main breadwinner and works as a primary school teacher. Since they live in town and do not have enough land to do proper farming, she and her husband do some small planting around their rental house.
Three years ago, Asiimwe began to experience troubling symptoms, including an irritant cough, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing at night. Upon seeking care, she was diagnosed with a goiter. Asiimwe needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Asiimwe receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 12th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money.
Asiimwe shared, “Once I recover, I want to look for a job so that I can help my husband take care of our family.”