Tumwesigye is a 57-year-old farmer from Uganda. He is married and has six children. He and his wife are both farmers, cultivating food both for home consumption and for sale.
In 2016, Tumwesigye began to notice a swelling on his lower abdomen, however it initially did not cause him much discomfort. In May of this year, Tumwesigye began to experience great pain the area of his swelling and was eventually diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia. Local herbs and pain medication were of no avail; surgery was recommended in order to relieve Tumwesigye of his symptoms.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to cover the cost of Tumwesigye’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 28 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Tumwesigye to live more comfortably.
Following surgery, Tumwesigye hopes to continue working in his field and to be able to produce more yields. “After surgery my health will be free from disturbances,” he says.