Esther is a small-scale farmer and widow. She is a lively 81years old - still farming when she is healthy. At present she is unable to work because of her condition. She and her late husband have seven grown children, all with their own families.
In the last five years, Esther has been experiencing periodic post-menopausal bleeding, often accompanied by backache and lower abdominal pain. She has been diagnosed with Endometrial Hyperplasia. Doctors recommend she undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $755 to fund Esther’s surgery. On January 18th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Esther will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Esther said shyly, “I am feeling bad sharing this problem with my children. I kindly request help so that I can be treated and get well to take care of myself. I don’t want to continue burdening and disturbing them.”