Niwahereza is a young boy from Uganda. He is the first born in a family of three children and is in preschool, his younger siblings haven’t yet started school. He likes to assist his mother with home activities such as sweeping outside the house and washing clothes. His father is a motorcycle taxi operator while his mother is a small-scale farmer. They rent a single room because they own a small piece of land that requires extension before they can construct their own house.
For the last 6 months, Niwahereza has experienced a swelling of the abdomen that causes him discomfort and pain and has been diagnosed with an inguinal scrotal hernia, a condition in which part of an organ is displaced and protrudes through the wall of the cavity containing it.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $170 to fund Niwahereza’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.
Niwahereza’s father says, “After surgery, he will be able to go back to school and receive a good education. He will live a better life. He also misses being able to help his mother around our house.”