Tibasiima shared, “We thank the WATSI program and Rushoroza Hospital for considering our request for assistance. We promise to take good care of our child we are expecting through hard work.”
Tibasiima is a mother of seven, but this is her ninth pregnancy. She arrived at Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital on 25th May 2020 at 1700 hours after feeling minor pains from home which started 12 hours before her arrival. On assessment by the midwife, she was presented with breech presentation, longitudinal lie and labor pains were increasing in intensity, frequency and strength, but she had good signs of having a normal delivery.
Tibasiima has never gone to school and can neither read nor write. She is a small-scale farmer along with her husband. They grow a variety of crops such as beans, sorghum, potatoes, and maize. Agriculture is the major source of their income for survival.
They own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Their firstborn is 19 years old and dropped out of school from secondary school class three, the second born is 18 years old and stopped from primary school class five. The third born is 14 years old and dropped out of primary school class five. The fourth born is 12 years old and dropped out of primary school class four. The fifth born is 10 years old and in primary school class two. Their family lost their sixth born at 2 years old. Their seventh born is 5 years old and in primary school class one, while the last born is just 3 years old and hasn’t started school. Tibasiima and her husband have a lot on their shoulders and a chance to be considered for financial support is a major relief.