25-year-old Darias lives in Uganda with his wife, Josephine, and their one-year-old daughter. Darias has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia, a condition in which soft tissue protrudes through the abdominal muscles. The pain has kept him from working full-time, and he has not been able to participate fully in daily activities.
When Darias is feeling well, he joins his wife in cultivating their small piece of land. They grow maize, beans, bananas, and nuts for consumption, sometimes selling the surplus for income. Unfortunately, Darias has not been able to afford surgery.
With the help of our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, Darius has been scheduled for corrective surgery on February 8. Watsi is asking for $229 to cover the costs of the procedure. Your donation will help pay for the surgery, surgical supplies, medication, and five nights stay in the hospital.
When he recovers, Darius plans to start farming again. He also plans to make bricks to complete his house.
“Thank you for covering my treatment,” Darius says. “I will be able to resume some of my jobs normally without pain.”