Namukasa is a 45-year-old mother of four from Uganda. She and her husband both work as small-scale farmers.
Namukasa has been experiencing prolonged menstrual periods for about five years, which have come to cause her great discomfort. She was recently diagnosed with uterine fibroids, and a total abdominal hysterectomy was recommended. Without treatment, Namukasa’s heavy bleeding will continue, potentially resulting in anemia and intensification of her current pain.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $208 to cover the cost of Namukasa’s hysterectomy. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 29 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Namukasa to live more comfortably again.
“I hope to have good comfort and start cultivation after gaining the strength,” says Namukasa.