Bokosi is a 43-year-old father from Chimaliza Village, Lilongwe District, Malawi. He is the last born in a family of 14 children and has four children in primary school. Bokosi depends on growing maize and groundnuts, as well as selling charcoal, to support his family.
For four years, Bokosi has been experiencing swelling on the right side of his scrotum. He never thought of seeking medical help until the swelling became painful; he decided to seek help at a nearby health center in his area, where he was prescribed drugs, but to no avail. Bokosi then decided to visit Nkhoma Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia and was scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery. Due to a lack of funds, Bokosi was referred to the SAFE program with a pledge to pay what he could afford.
On May 9th, Bokosi is scheduled for hernia repair surgery with the help of our medical partner African Mission Healthcare. This condition has had a negative impact on Bokosi’s life as he is unable to work on his farm and business due to the pain brought on by the condition. Treatment will free Bokosi of the pain and prevent complications that can arise if the condition is left untreated, such as strangulation, which can be life-threatening. Boksi needs your help to fund this $500 procedure.
Bokosi says, “Thank you for this opportunity. I am looking forward to a full recovery after treatment.”