Tibinsasa is a 45-year-old small scale farmer and a married mother of seven children. Her oldest is now 21 years old and her youngest child is three. Her husband is a bricklayer in the village and together with the income from her farming, they earn enough to meet their family’s basic needs. Tibinsasa and her family live in a three-room semi-permanent house.
For three months, Tibinsasa has been experiencing lower abdominal pain, severe headaches and dizziness. She has been diagnosed with chronic pelvic inflammatory disease and visited our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. The surgery will prevent the condition from further impacting her daily life and ensure that Tibinsasa is pain-free.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $228 to fund Tibinsasa’s surgery. On June 3rd, she will undergo gynecological surgery at AMH’s care center. Once recovered, Tibinsasa will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Tibinsasa shared, “I am in poor health condition and I need medical assistance. I hope I will be able to resume farming as soon as possible.”