Atuheire is shop attendant from Uganda. She got married in May of last year and is currently expecting her first child. Atuheire has a certificate in nursery school teaching but does not have a job in this field yet. She runs a very small retail shop to earn a living for her family. Her husband is a casual laborer around their village and earns a modest income. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Atuheire has been visiting our Medical Partner’s Care Center Rushoroza Hospital for antenatal care. In late March, she came to the hospital for an assessment after feeling minimal pains at home. Her doctors recommend that she deliver her baby via a caesarean section because she has pre-eclampsia. Delivering via c-section will allow doctors to ensure the safety of both mother and child. However, Atuheire and her husband are in the early stages of developing their family and cannot currently afford the cost of her needed surgery.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Atuheire undergo a c-section on March 24th. This procedure will cost $207, and Atuheire appeals for financial support.
Atuheire shared, “I hope and pray for a successful surgery. Once our child is born, I will be able to get back to my usual day-to-day duties of running our family’s retail shop to be able to support and develop our family.”