Lydia is a 41-year-old mother of 6 children from Uganda. Lydia is a subsistence farmer growing sim-sim, beans, maize, groundnuts, cassava, millet, and soya beans for food. Her husband Lamek owns sheep, goats, and a few heads of cattle. They milk the cattle and are able to pay school fees for their children.
Lydia has been troubled by uterine prolapse for the last four years which has affected her daily activities from which she gets food to support the family.
During her free time Lydia enjoys listening to her radio from which she gets information and hope, through programs about religion, health programs on feeding her family well, especially children, and programs on how to develop the family’s economy.
She also likes participating with other women in local loans groups from which she borrows money to support and also gets guidance from fellow women on how to manage quarrels in the family.
She also goes to markets where she sells some millet flour, sim-sim, beans and peas for income. Furthermore, during her free time she enjoys grazing and serving water to cattle, goats and sheep.
After her surgery, Lydia hopes she will be strong again and looks forward to continuing with farming and expanding her business through buying more goats.
Lydia’s treatment occurred on 10/28/2016. Lydia says, “I am so grateful for the donors’ support for my treatment. I pray that God blesses you and you support more women who have not gotten a chance to have their functionality restored.” She adds, “I will also support the needy in my community.”