Costance is a 77-year-old farmer and a mother of seven children. Her husband passed away 18 years ago and left her their small banana farm, which Costance farms for her livelihood. She shared that her children, all of whom have families of their own now, also provide her some support from time to time.
Costance has been experiencing lower back pain, discomfort, difficulty standing or walking for long distances, and other worrisome symptoms for many years. She was diagnosed with uterine prolapse. She shared that she desires to age gracefully, but with her condition, she cannot lead a comfortable life. To finally heal, she needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Costance receive treatment. On April 5th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at AMH’s care center to help her resume her daily activities free of pain. AMH is requesting $219 to fund this procedure.
Costance says, “I really need your support since I need surgery, but I can’t raise the money needed.”