Katushabe is a peasant farmer from Uganda. Katushabe is a middle-aged woman, a mother of three children from Uganda. She visited our facility with complaints of excessive menstrual bleeding for about three months. Previously, she had been to a different facility where she was transfused secondary to excessive blood loss. However, surgery was advised. Upon review in our facility, Katushabe was diagnosed with menorrhagia second-degree uterine myoma and total abdominal hysterectomy recommended. She currently is not able to work on the farm especially when she starts bleeding. If not treated, Katushabe is at risk of anaemia which might be fatal for her.Katushabe and her husband tend to their small farm to provide for their children. Their children are still in school. They are small scale farmers whose farm output is quite low. With limited income, Katushabe is not able to meet the cost of treatment in our facility. She has been enrolled in the program to fund-raise for her surgery. She hopes to recover soon and go back to her work.
About three months ago, Katushabe has been experiencing Excessive bleeding. She has been diagnosed with sub mucosal uterine myoma and menorrhagia. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $208 to fund Katushabe’s surgery. On October 10, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Katushabe will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Katushabe says, “I pray that I get well so that I go on with cultivation after surgery.”