Zubedah is a 45-year-old housewife and a mother of two children, including a boy and a girl who are both in primary school. After completing high school, she unfortunately did not have the funding to continue her education. She got married and during her free time, she likes to weave doormats that she sells. Her husband operates a taxi business, however, his business has been hurt by the COVID pandemic.
For three years, Zubedah has been experiencing vaginal bleeding, lower abdominal pain and backaches. She was treated for a urinary tract infection, but the symptoms persisted. She was examined at a local hospital and diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, or a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $219 to fund Zubedah’s surgery. On August 11th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at AMH’s care center. Once recovered, Zubedah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Zubedah shared, “Pain could at times come at night where I have no one to help me till morning. I hope all will be well after the surgery and I will resume normal health.”