Maso, who is 57 years old, is a married man with ten children. Seven of his children are married, while Maso and his wife live with their three youngest in Malawi. Maso is a farmer, growing rice, maize, groundnuts, and cassava, which he sells to provide for his family.
Last October, Maso began to notice intermittent swelling on the right side of his inguinal region. At first, he wasn’t terribly concerned, as the swelling wasn’t painful. Over time, however, the episodes of swelling increased, and Maso began to experience some discomfort, which interfered with his ability to work. Maso visited Nkhotakota Hospital in Malawi where he was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia. Maso was informed he would need surgery to correct his condition.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking $575 to fund Maso’s hernia repair surgery, which is scheduled for May 3rd, at Partners in Hope Medical Center. Maso is hopeful that the surgery will help him to get back to normal, free of his current symptoms.
Maso said: “I am looking forward to surgery to get better.”