Gloria is a 50-year-old member of the Twa tribe in Uganda. She is a small farmer, and her husband works as a lumberjack in the forest surrounding their village. Gloria and her husband have five children together, and the majority of their income goes towards supporting their schooling.
In her spare time, Gloria enjoys weaving baskets, which she sells in craft shops. She also serves as the treasurer of the village savings and loan group, which helps its members learn to manage their money. In the evenings, she enjoys listening to the radio, especially the announcements of when a new baby has been born.
For some time, Gloria has been experiencing severe abdominal pain and heavy bleeding. She was recently diagnosed with uterine fibroids and needs $321 to fund a hysterectomy procedure, scheduled for July 29.
After her surgery, Gloria is looking forward to being able to dig in her fields again so she can provide for her children. She thanks the donors for their support and hopes they continue to have helping hearts for those in need.