Annet is a 48-year-old farmer. She is a widow with five children who are all grown up and now working hard to be self-sufficient. Annet practices small-scale farming to earn a living and support herself.
For a year now, Annet has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and other worrisome symptoms. She is unable to work on her farm as she did before because of the pain. She has been diagnosed with uterine fibroids which, if left untreated, will continue to deteriorate her health. Annet has not had treatment for this condition due to financial constrains, but doctors have told her that she needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Annet’s surgery. On June 9th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once she recovers, Annet will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Annet says, “I wish my dream of having my condition treated would come true because I have gone through a lot with this condition. I hope to resume cultivation to earn a living after I recover.”