36-year-old Olive is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. Due to a lack of support from her parents, she was unable to continue her education past primary school. She is now married, and has four children. She shared that her husband is confined to a wheelchair, making Olive the sole support for her family.
For about one year, Olive has lived with an umbilical hernia. She first developed a small swelling around her umbilicus; however, she has recently developed severe abdominal pain, which affects her ability to eat and to work - and to provide for her family. She sought treatment at the hospital, but was unable to afford the cost of the recommended care.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is seeking $170 to fund Olive’s hernia repair surgery, which is scheduled for November 9th at Rushoroza Hospital. Once she has recovered, Olive should be able to live much more comfortably and confidently as she supports her family.
Olive said: “After treatment I will thank God and will continue with farming to enable me to support my family.”