Tumwebaze is a farmer from Uganda. She is a single mother to one child who is now eighteen years old and is in school. She separated with her husband in 2008 after he married another wife when she had difficulty having children. She decided to return back to her parental home where she has lived ever since.
Tumwebaze practices small-scale farming where she normally grows simple food crops like beans, maize, and potatoes for home consumption. She often sells the surplus to earn a living, along with growing onions and tomatoes to sell.
Since two years ago, Tumwebaze has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and heavy bleeding. She has been diagnosed with multiple uterine myomas. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Tumwebaze’s surgery. On May 12th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Tumwebaze will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Tumwebaze says, “I expect to get well after my surgery so I can return to farming and create a future for my child.”