Bwambale is a single man from Uganda. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) shares, “He learned mechanics on the job. However, jobs for people like him are scarce because clients look for professionals. He likes eating fish with cassava bread.”
AMHF continues, “Bwambale developed a swelling in his right scrotal when he was 11 years old. He told his father about it but he didn’t act. Bwambale started using herbs but the swelling didn’t go away. He visited a hospital when he was 17 years old and the doctor told him that he had a hernia that was still small.”
Now 23 years old, Bwambale is in pain from the hydrocele, an accumulation of fluid in the scrotum. AMHF explains, “He never went back to hospital because he didn’t have money.”
“I have lived with a swelling that makes me very uncomfortable for twelve years,” Bwambele says.
Surgery to remove the hydrocele is just $185, and will allow Bwambale to live his life free of pain, discomfort and worry about his future.
“After surgery he hopes to work and get money to buy a piece of land and in future build himself a house,” AMHF says.