Niwagaba is a two-year-old boy from Uganda. He lives with his mother and grandparents. His mother travels for extended periods of time between the cities of Mukongoro and Kampala for work, and his grandparents are farmers. Niwagaba likes playing ball with the other children in the village, and he enjoys talking to others.
Niwagaba was born with bilateral inguinal hernias. Recently, the hernias have grown in size and now cause him pain. Niwagaba’s grandmother walked five kilometers to our medical partner’s care center, Bwindi Community Hospital, to seek treatment. On March 1, Niwagaba will undergo bilateral pediatric hernia repair. His family has contributed $2 toward the cost of his care. Now, our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting an additional $179 to fund this procedure.
“It is with great gratitude that we say thank you for helping our grandson,” says Molly, Niwagaba’s grandmother.