One month ago, Brian’s mother noticed a swelling that was on and off on his groin region. According to Brian, it is not painful and only appears when he cries or coughs. In a local hospital, they were advised to seek for specialized treatment as Brian had an inguinal hernia. A surgery is required to save Brian from the risks associated with the condition such as intestinal obstruction, incarceration and strangulation.
Brian is the second born of two children in the family. He is playful and often leaves the interview room to find friends and play. Brian’s mother sells groceries in an open air market while his father - formerly a public transport driver - now does casual tasks to supplement the family income. The family lives in a two room rental house in Central Kenya.
With the little savings the family had, they cannot sufficiently fund Brian’s surgical care. $555 will cover the cost of the hernia repair surgery he needs, and allow him to grow up healthy.