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Kapere is a small-scale farmer from Uganda who needs $230 to fund surgery to repair his inguinal hernia.

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August 17, 2020

Kapere is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. Kapere is married with two children and all are in school studying. The firstborn is in secondary and the lastborn is in primary school. Both he and his wife practice small scale farming.

Four years ago, Kapere developed an inguinal scrotal hernia. The hernia causes him pain and if not treated, he will be at risk of intestinal tissue damage or death. Fortunately, on August 18, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Kapere’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Kapere says, “I hope that when I am relieved from this condition, I will be able to start working hard through farming so that my family can survive better.”

Kapere is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. Kapere is married with two children and all are in school studying. The firstborn is in secondar...

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Kapere's Timeline

  • August 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kapere was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • August 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kapere received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • August 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kapere's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 18, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Kapere's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Kapere is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Kapere's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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Ngo

Ngo is a 36-year-old Karen woman from Burma. She has three children, and two of whom are students. While she stays home to take care of house work and her husband works as a day laborer. He earns 180 baht (approx. $6 USD) per day and he usually works for about 20 days per month. The income he can make is not enough to cover their family's basic expenses. They sometimes have to borrow money from Ngo's sister, especially when Ngo needs to go to a clinic. In October 2019, Ngo experienced a severe pain in her right side. She went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) and was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. She was on medication which made her feel better. On her follow-up appointment, the medic performed ultrasound imaging test to see if her kidney looks fine. The medic then found a stone in her right kidney and she was referred to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) to meet with a urologist. The doctor at MSH at first tried to treat Ngo with medication but when that did not work, the doctor explained that Ngo needs more investigative tests to help her. Doctors want Ngo to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Ngo's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 21st. Ngo said, “I want to look after my sons without needing to worry. I want all my sons to be well-educated persons.”

34% funded

34%funded
$144raised
$270to go

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