Kobusingye is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of two and her husband works as a casual laborer around their village. Their firstborn is 5 years old and in preschool class while the second born is 3 years old and hasn’t started school. The family lives in a four-room semi-permanent house that once belonged to her husband’s parents.
For the last 5 years, Kobusingye has experienced pain above her naval and a swelling that causes her discomfort. She has been diagnosed with a supra-umbilical hernia, a condition in which part of an organ is displaced and protrudes through the wall of the cavity containing it.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $170 to fund Kobusingye’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.
Kobusingye says, “I believe I will live a better life since I will be able to carry on farming which is the major source of our family’s income.”