Ankunda is a 30-year-old mother of three. After completing high school, she was unable to raise funds for college and thus had to stop with school. She got married to her first husband, but lost him to a road accident. She has later remarried and currently bakes at home to earn a living. Her husband is a photographer but does not have much business at the moment. Their family lives in a rental house.
Ankunda was reviewed at our medical partner’s care center, Nyakibale Hospital, during her antenatal visits. Having had three previous scars and a prior miscarriage, an elective caesarean section surgery was recommended to ensure safe delivery. Attempts to deliver normally might result in a uterine rupture, risk of postpartum haemorrhage, or fetal and maternal death. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $252 to fund Ankunda’s C-Section procedure.
Ankunda shared her plans after delivery, “I hope that when my operation comes out successfully with a live baby and in good health, I will be able to resume with my baking business to continue sustaining my family.”