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Bamwoya is a charcoal maker from Uganda who needs $230 to fund inguinal hernia repair.

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January 4, 2021

Bamwoya is a charcoal maker from Uganda and a married father to eight children, three sons and five daughters. All his children are married and are now small-scale farmers. Bamwoya shared that he wasn’t able to finish school after the third grade as his family did not have funds for school fees. He currently earns a living from making charcoal and his wife is a small scale farmer.

Since three years ago, Bamwoya has had bilateral inguinal hernia. He experiences pain bending or standing for a long time, which makes his day to day tasks and working challenging for him. Fortunately, on January 5th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Bamwoya’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Bamwoya says: “I have faith and believe that once my surgery is done, I will be well and able to continue with making charcoal.”

Bamwoya is a charcoal maker from Uganda and a married father to eight children, three sons and five daughters. All his children are married...

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Bamwoya's Timeline

  • January 4, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bamwoya was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • January 06, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Bamwoya was scheduled to receive treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • January 06, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bamwoya's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Bamwoya is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Bamwoya's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Bamwoya's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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