Meet Aidah, a 56-year-old widow, a mother to three children, and a farmer. She lost her husband thirty years ago and has been the sole breadwinner of their family. Aidah’s eldest son is a taxi driver while her other children are mechanics. As a Western Ugandan lady, Aidah has a love for cattle and has a few that she keeps for her daily upkeep. She also plants ground nuts and beans so that she can sell them to compliment the income she has from selling milk.
For some years now, Aidah has had supraumbilical hernia. She has lower abdominal pain, discomfort after eating, and long-standing swelling which often appears when standing and disappears when she sits. Upon coming to the hospital, Aidah was examined and surgery is recommended to correct the hernia. However, the cost is too high for her to meet and thus she appeals for help. Fortunately, on October 14th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Aidah’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.
Aidah says “I hope that maybe when operated on, I’ll get better and be able to continue with my activities of farming with good health.”