Lucia is a 31 year old woman, living with her husband and two children in Uganda. While Lucia trained to be a secretary, she was unable to find a job that would utilize her skills. Instead, she decided to open up a small shop in the two room home that she shares with her family. The family now lives in one room, as the income from the shop, and from her husband’s job as a motorcycle taxi driver, is not sufficient for them to be able to rent a larger house.
Lucia is now pregnant with her third child. Lucia has been advised that this child should be delivered via c-section, or she will risk a uterine rupture, threatening her health, and that of the baby.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is here to help. On June 9th, Lucia is scheduled for a C-section at Karoli Lwanga Hospital in Nyakibale, for which African Mission Healthcare Foundation is seeking $252 in funding.
Lucia says: “I had tried to prepare myself for this delivery but due to financial inflation present in the country, sales were reduced, we earn little profits which has limited us financially, but I hope that with your support, I will be able to deliver well.”