A 70-year-old woman from Uganda, Pica has been dealing with complications from a vaginal prolapse since the birth of her last child 25 years ago. As a result, she has had ongoing problems with lower abdominal pain.
Pica has sought help from local health centers, but has received only medication for the pain rather than surgical treatment. Now, doctors are recommending that she undergo a total vaginal hysterectomy and a perineal tear repair on November 2.
Although these two procedures will likely bring Pica substantial relief and prevent further complications, she cannot afford to pay for them by herself. Because her husband has passed away, Pica works alone as a farmer, raising cotton, millet, and beans to provide food and income to her large family of eight children and twenty grandchildren.
We can help Pica by raising the $321 she needs to pay for her procedures, lab tests, medications, and five-day hospital stay.
When she has recovered from her surgery, Pica says that she would like to try to start a small business. With your assistance, she can pursue this dream—and live without pain for the first time in 25 years.