Sylivia is a 24-year-old small scale farmer. She’s a mother to three children and lives with her husband in a three room semi-permanent house. Her first born child is eight years old and in primary school class one. The other two children are young and have not yet started school.
For four years, Sylivia has had a supra-umbilical hernia. She first experienced pain in her abdomen while working and could feel a small mass in the area. The swelling worsens after she works or eats.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Sylivia to receive treatment. On September 14th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, she needs help raising $170 to fund her procedure and care.
Sylivia shared, “I am worried that my condition could get worse if not treated. I wish to be treated and live a normal life again. I will continue with farming to be able to continue supporting my family.”