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