Khin is a 41-year-old woman who lives with her family in a village in Burma. She works as a day laborer making jaggery, a kind of sugar, from palm trees. Her eldest son works in a city, while the other children are still in school.
Khin became aware of her heart disease several years ago, when a doctor diagnosed her at a private clinic. Khin currently experiences exhaustion, palpitation, and insomnia. This prevents her from working.
Four months ago, she was informed that she needed to have surgery. Khin visited our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, and learned about Watsi. She is now scheduled to have surgery on November 3rd. Watsi is requesting $1,500 to help fund her procedure.
Khin said, “After I recover from heart surgery, I want to own a small grocery shop.”