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Aidah is a caring and animal-loving farmer from Uganda who needs $230 to fund hernia repair surgery.

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October 13, 2021

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.”

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 bread...

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Aidah's Timeline

  • October 13, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Aidah was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aidah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 19, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Aidah was scheduled to receive treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Aidah is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Aidah's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Aidah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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