Turyatemba is 48-year-old farmer and a single mother to one child from her first marriage, which ended due to family misunderstandings. Her son is studying in school and had reached in senior three before the COVID-19 lockdown, when schools had to close.
Turyatemba currently stays at her parent’s home taking care of her father, who suffered from a stroke. She used to be a primary school grade three teacher, but is no longer teaching because she was not able to make a good wage where she lives.
Four years ago, Turyatemba started experiencing abdominal bleeding and pain. She has been diagnosed with uterine myomas, which are non-cancerous tumors. To remove these myomas, Turyatemba needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Turyatemba’s surgery. On February 2nd, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Turyatemba will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Turyatemba shared, “The truth is that I am in pain and I have been recommended for surgery but lack money. I kindly request you to help me and support me in getting this care.”