Bitwire is an older woman hailing from Kasozi in south-western Uganda. She came to the hospital with lower abdominal pain, bleeding, and other gynecological complications. This has affected her daily lifestyle for more than two years.
Bitwire has sought treatment in several facilities, including a regional government hospital, but due to a long waitlist, she could not receive timely care. She came to Nyakibale Hospital and was diagnosed with chronic pelvic pain due to recurrent endometritis and doctors recommend a total abdominal hysterectomy. If treated, she will be out of risk of further endometritis complications and her persistent pain.
Bitwire is a 65-year-old widow and a mother of three children. She tends to her banana plantation to make ends meet. However, the earnings are quite limited to meet her basic needs and the cost of surgery. She appeals for help.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Bitwire’s surgery. On October 6th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Bitwire will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Bitwire says: “I will be glad to have my condition treated under your support because I have failed to manage on my own. I hope to continue with farming so as to provide for my grandchildren because I am their only caretaker.”