Kabahinda is a 25-year-old farmer and mother of three from Uganda.
For the past six years, Kabahinda has lived with a large swelling in her lower abdomen that was caused by an improperly healed cesarean section incision. Her friends advised her to get medical treatment, but one of her children became ill and she spent all of her money on her child’s treatment and the family’s rent. The swelling makes it difficult for Kabahinda to lift heavy things and walk long distances. If left untreated, her condition will continue to worsen.
Kabahinda sought assistance through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. Her swelling was diagnosed as a hernia, and she is scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery on July 5 to alleviate her pain. She is requesting $249 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.
“I am not well, I’ve lived with a big hernia for 6 years. I have children but I am poor. I am requesting for help so that after surgery I may be able to look after my children,” she says.