Ngonzi is a mother of three. She has one boy and two girls. Ngonzi and her husband work as farmers. They cultivate food for consumption at home and tend to their cows. They sell any surplus products from their farming and cows in order to pay for their children’s education.
Ngonzi has had heavy and prolonged bleeding for over a month now. She reported her condition to a hospital, where she was given medication. The medication reduced the level of bleeding, thereby prompting Ngonzi to stop taking the medication per her doctor’s instructions.
Two days after she stopped taking the medication, Ngonzi saw the bleeding increase again. She also experienced abdominal pain and dizziness.
Out of fear that her symptoms might worsen, Ngonzi decided to visit the hospital for another check. The doctors at our medical partner’s care center diagnosed Ngonzi with benign endometrial hyperplasia, an overgrowth of uterine lining. They advised that she have a total abdominal hysterectomy.
If Ngonzi does not receive treatment, the bleeding will increase, and she will run the risk of her condition becoming cancerous. Luckily, she will be getting her treatment on April 25. She needs help to raise $268.
After her surgery, Ngonzi will be free of pain and able to go back to her day-to-day life.
Ngonzi says, “After surgery I will be able to continue farming because the pain will have gone away.”