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Success! Nimusiima from Uganda raised $230 to fund gynecological surgery.

Nimusiima
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Nimusiima's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2020.

Photo of Nimusiima post-operation

July 10, 2020

Nimusiima underwent gynecological surgery.

Nimusiima had a successful colporrhaphy treatment, a surgical procedure that repairs gynecological defects. She has been relieved of previous discomfort and her quality of life will significantly improve once she completely recovers.

Nimusiima shared, “I am really grateful for the financial support, I have seen great change in my life. Thank you for funding my surgery. Once fully recovered, I will continue selling clothes.”

Nimusiima had a successful colporrhaphy treatment, a surgical procedure that repairs gynecological defects. She has been relieved of previou...

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June 8, 2020

Nimusiima is a 30 year old single mother to three children, all of whom are still in school. She separated with her husband because of her health condition leaving her with no support for her three children. She earns a living from selling second-hand clothes along the roadside but since she earns limited profit from the business, she at times does small-scale farming growing food crops to feed her children. When she separated with her husband, she had to rent a two-roomed house which she shares with her three daughters and rent is paid from the profits she earns after her sales.

Nimusiima came in to the hospital presenting with an unrepaired delivery episiotomy that she has had for the last two years. She has discomfort and incontinence. It has greatly affected her quality of life and her marriage.

Nimusiima had never been to any hospital for treatment for her condition due to limited finances but having heard over a radio health talk show about the hospital’s program and the surgical operation it supports, she decided to come and check if she could also be helped. Having reached here, she visited the gynaecologist who examined her recommended an anterior colporrhaphy and perinerraphy treatment to restore her quality of health.

Nimusiima shared: “I hope to get a better quality of life after my surgery and be free from this condition. I hope to resume working for the betterment of my children’s future.”

Nimusiima is a 30 year old single mother to three children, all of whom are still in school. She separated with her husband because of her h...

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Nimusiima's Timeline

  • June 8, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nimusiima was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • June 10, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nimusiima's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nimusiima received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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.

  • July 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nimusiima's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 21, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nimusiima's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Uterine Prolapse Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Nimusiima's treatment
Hospital Fees
$85
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$41
Supplies
$99
Labs
$5

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Shoh is a 47-year-old man who lives with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law and two daughters in Nu Poe Refugee Camp in Thailand. In the camp, Shoh and his oldest son are teachers who teach about the Quran for other refugees. They each earn 1,200 baht (approx. 40 USD) per month. His wife is often sick, and his eldest daughter has to look after her at home. His daughter-in-law is a homemaker while his youngest daughter and son are students. Shoh’s household receives 1,110 baht (approx. 37 USD) every month on a cash card to purchase rations in the camp. Their monthly household income is just enough to cover their daily expenses as they also receive free basic health care and education in the camp. Since February 2020, Shoh has had umbilical hearnia. Currently, Shoh’s abdomen pain is not severe but his hernia is still increasing in size. He feels uncomfortable when he walks because of his swollen abdomen. He cannot sleep well and is increasingly worried about his diagnosis. The pain in his abdomen increases when he feels cold, especially at night. Fortunately, on March 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Shoh's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 9th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Shoh said, “I do not want to stop being a teacher. I love teaching the Quran to young children. Also, if I do not teach, I do not earn an income and my family does not have enough income to cover our household expenses.”

77% funded

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$1,160raised
$340to go

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