U Maung is a 69-year-old man who now lives in Kawkareik Township, Karen State, Burma. He has been living on his own for nearly two years. He has a small vegetable garden and raises chickens. His children are all married, and they live in different places.
U Maung has been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia, a noncancerous increase in size of the prostate. He has been taking regular medication. On his last visit to the hospital, the doctor told him that he requires surgery to prevent possible complications in the future.
His prostate surgery is scheduled for October 31. Now, U Maung needs help raising $1,373 to fund surgery.