Ruth is a 36-year-old farmer and expectant mother from Uganda who needs $234 to fund caesarean section surgery.

Ruth
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Ruth's story

February 10, 2024

Ruth's Timeline

  • February 10, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ruth was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 14, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ruth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 29, 2024
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ruth was scheduled to receive treatment at Rwibaale Health Center in Uganda. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ruth is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Ruth's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare is in progress.

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