Generoza is a 66-year-old mother of eight children; her children, along with Generoza and her husband, are farmers. They earn a small income from their farming and live in a three-room mud-built house. Her children are all mature now and with families of their own to support, and so are not able to help with extra costs like their mother’s medical care.
For the past 7 years, Generoza has had a left inguinal hernia. She initially had pelvic pain, which worsened with time. She tried treating the pain on her own, without success. Recently, she heard about the surgical program at Rushoroza Hospital on a radio program and she opted to visit. Generoza was diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia that needs surgery. She appeals for funding to undergo surgery. Fortunately, on November 18th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $170 to fund Generoza’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.
Generoza says, “I hope to get well through surgery. I have struggled very much with my condition for a long period of life, but I finally hope to live a better and normal life again. I will continue with farming to hope to be able to take good care of my family.”