Meet Asanas: she is a social and confident 28-year-old Ugandan woman who lives in a muddy three-roomed semi-permanent house with her husband, child, and two foster children.
To make a living, she does farming on her small piece of land with her husband. They usually grow simple food crops for home consumption but often sell the surplus to generate income for their family.
During high school, she had a passion for journalism, but she was unable to pursue her dream because she couldn’t finish school due to a lack of school fees. She stayed at home for a few years before getting married when she was 22.
Asanas was brought in to the hospital with severe left-sided pain whenever she lies down to rest. She also experiences abdominal pain, even when eating small amounts of food.
When her symptoms became severe, she came to see a doctor and was recommended to undergo a scan. The scan results indicated a left cyst, and she was recommended for cystectomy treatment for a complete recovery. However, her income is not enough to enable her to raise the money needed for her surgery, and she therefore appeals for your support to pay the $220 required for her cystectomy.
Asanas says, “My life had always been well until I was hit by this pain. It’s hard for me to do anything at home, but I hope that with your help to undergo surgery and I will get well.”