Jacenta is a Ugandan mother of five young children. Her children are still in school and thus together with her husband, they have to put all their efforts to pay for their school fees and meet their day to day needs. She is a small scale farmer who has a small banana plantation and also grows maize and beans.
For about six months now, Jacenta has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and bleeding. She tried managing the pain with oral medication, but that has not been successful. She has been diagnosed with multiple uterine myomas and needs surgery. She is not able to raise the funds needed for the surgery, yet is worried about her condition’s progression. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $219 to fund Jacenta’s surgery. On May 10th, she will undergo the surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Jacenta will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Jacenta says “I desire to be treated for this condition that has affected me for a long time now.”