Tukwasibwe is a mother of nine children. She has never attended school but is proud to be able to spell and write her name and does the best she can. Tukwasibwe’s oldest child is 34 years old and her youngest is 15 years old and currently attending class five at primary school. Tukwasibwe and her husband work as small scale farmers to support themselves and their family.
For three years, Tukwasibwe has been experiencing lower abdominal and back pain with bleeding, which has worsened recently to the point where bending and doing strenuous work is difficult. Tukwasibwe tried seeking treatment from different hospitals but was only given medicine to ease the pain. When she came to Rushoroza Hospital, a scan was done and she was diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease. She is scheduled for gynecological surgery on July 10th so that the condition will not further worsen her health.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $228 to fund Tukwasibwe’s hysterectomy at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Tukwasibwe will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
With optimism and dignity, she shares, “I hope and pray for a successful surgery because I can no longer do all my duties due to my current condition. I will continue with farming as soon as I get better.”