James is a 55-year-old driver. Twenty years ago, James was widowed and left with six children, whom he raised by himself for fifteen years, before he remarried. His children are now all grown, married, and independent. James has been a driver for a long time, but with the increased fuel prices, he shared that he can’t earn as much as he did in the past, which has made it more difficult to make ends meet.
A year ago, James developed a right inguinal hernia, that has caused him a lot of pain, which has only intensified over time. This now prevents him from working.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, can help. On June 7th, James will undergo hernia repair surgery at Karoli Lwanga Hospital in Nyakibale. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is requesting $230 to fund this procedure, which will enable James to live more comfortably, and to return to his work as a driver.
James says: “If I can be treated for my condition, I will be able to lead a much happier life and resume my job of driving to earn a living.”