“I am hoping that Watsi will help me so that I can be well again,” Jacinta tells us. “This way, I could meet my dream of starting a green grocery to supplement my husband’s income.”
Jacinta is a 50-year-old mother of four from Kenya. Her husband is a public vehicle driver, but does not have a stable income. For years, Jacinta has dreamed of opening a grocery store to supplement her husband’s income and support her family.
But for the past two years, Jacinta has been unable to pursue this dream. She was diagnosed with uterine fibroids – benign tumors in the lining of her uterus.
“Jacinta has been experiencing lower abdominal pain, heavy bleeding and body weakness,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “If not treated, Jacinta will continue to bleed and the body weakness will get worse. She is also likely to suffer from anaemia due to the heavy bleeding.”
“I have struggled a lot with this condition and it is by God’s grace that I have been directed to come to Nazareth [our partner hospital],” Jacinta shares.
For $790, we can fund Jacinta’s total abdominal hysterectomy. This procedure will remove her uterus and cervix, and relieve her pain and bleeding.
“We expect after treatment, Jacinta will recover fully,” AMHF adds. “She will be well again to take care of her family and achieve her dream of starting a business.”