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Karwemera is an elderly farmer from Uganda who needs $219 to fund hernia repair surgery.

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June 23, 2017

Karwemera is a 68-year-old married man from Uganda. He and his wife have 11 children and work as small-scale farmers in order to pay for school fees and family necessities. The recent drought has unfortunately affected crop yields and has placed financial strain upon Karwemera’s family.

For a long period of time, Karwemera has had an occasional swelling in his right inguinal region that was recently diagnosed as an inguinal hernia. Hernia repair surgery is needed in order to reduce Karwemera’s pain and minimize the risk of an obstructed hernia developing. In the case of such a life-threatening hernia, the blood supply to Karwemera’s intestines and surrounding tissues could be completely cut off.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to cover the cost of Karwemera’s surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 27 and, once completed, will hopefully relieve Karwemera of his symptoms and of the danger of his condition worsening.

“Thank you very much for helping me because I could not afford to pay for the surgery. I hope to continue farming after surgery,” says Karwemera

Karwemera is a 68-year-old married man from Uganda. He and his wife have 11 children and work as small-scale farmers in order to pay for sch...

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Karwemera's Timeline

  • June 23, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Karwemera was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • June 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Karwemera received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale.

  • July 13, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Karwemera's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Karwemera's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Karwemera is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $219 for Karwemera's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6

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