Joventa is a farmer and a mother of three children. One son welds for a living and her two daughters are in school. Joventa earns a living from small-scale farming and weaving mats, while her husband works as a gatekeeper.
For over six years, Joventa has been experiencing swelling in her neck, which causes her headaches, drowsiness, and persistent heart palpitations. She was unable to receive treatment at her previous hospital visits but recently visited the care center at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). After examination, doctors diagnosed her condition as a multi-nodular goiter and recommended surgery to prevent her symptoms from worsening.
On November 4th, Joventa will undergo a thyroidectomy, in which surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. AMH is requesting $252 to fund this procedure.
Joventa shared, “I really dream of the day I will have my health restored because it affects my daily life greatly.”