Tumwebaze is a farmer from Uganda. She is married and is a mother to five boys and one girl, all of whom are studying at different levels in school. Tumwebaze and her husband earn a living from small scale farming, growing food crops like beans, tomatoes, and maize for home consumption and selling the surplus to make a living.
Two years ago, Tumwebaze started experiencing lower abdominal pain. Upon seeking care, she was diagnosed with a chronic pelvic adhesion. The adhesion causes tissues and structures to stick together that otherwise would not, which causes the pain she is experiencing. Tumwebaze needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Tumwebaze’s surgery. On November 17th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Tumwebaze will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Tumwebaze shared, “I hope to have a new life after my surgery to continue with farming after I have fully recovered.”