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Mwesiga is a farmer from Uganda who needs $139 to fund testicular surgery.

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March 9, 2020

Mwesiga is a farmer from Uganda. He is a married father to six children, three boys and three girls all married and self-employed as small-scale farmers. He earns a living through practicing small-scale farming and so does his wife.

Since three years ago, Mwesiga has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This hydrocele causes him lower abdominal pain and this is affecting his ability to work on his farm. Fortunately, on March 10th, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $139 to fund Mwesiga’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Mwesiga says, “I hope to get well after my surgery so as to regain my strength and continue with cultivation.”

Mwesiga is a farmer from Uganda. He is a married father to six children, three boys and three girls all married and self-employed as small-s...

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Mwesiga's Timeline

  • March 9, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mwesiga was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • March 09, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mwesiga's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 10, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mwesiga received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • April 27, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Mwesiga's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Mwesiga is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Hydrocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $139 for Mwesiga's treatment
Hospital Fees
$96
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$2
Supplies
$27
Labs
$14

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