Tindimwebwa is a 55-year-old farmer and a married mother of seven children. All of her children are married and she lives with her husband and two grandchildren. She farms cereals such as sorghum, millet, beans and maize. To earn extra income, she sells a traditionally made porridge called Bushera.
For three years, Tindimwebwa has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and bleeding. She is not able to do any strenuous work due to her condition. She has been diagnosed with a premalignant cervical lesion and surgery was recommended. The surgery will reduce the chances that the lesion will become malignant.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Tindimwebwa to receive treatment. On July 6th, she will have a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus, at AMH’s care center. Once recovered, Tindimwebwa will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Now, AMH is requesting $219 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.
Tindimwebwa shared, “I wish my health gets better after surgery so that I can resume farming to sustain and keep my family happy as it has always been.”