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Twinomwe is a hardworking tomato farmer from Uganda who needs $230 to fund hernia repair surgery.

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March 31, 2021

Twinomwe is a 44-year-old farmer and a married father to three sons and four daughters who are all still in school. He currently earns a living through small scale farming. The majority of his income comes from growing tomatoes, which has allowed him to afford school fees for his children. His wife is also a small scale farmer.

For two years, Twinomwe has had a right inguinal hernia. He experiences a sharp pain whenever he coughs or laughs, and when he is urinating.

Fortunately, on April 6th, Twinomwe will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund his surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Twinomwe shared, “I hope that I will be able to undergo my surgery and regain my health to continue with farming so I can educate my children, because I don’t want them to lack education like I do.”

Twinomwe is a 44-year-old farmer and a married father to three sons and four daughters who are all still in school. He currently earns a liv...

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Twinomwe's Timeline

  • March 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Twinomwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 6, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Twinomwe 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.

  • May 4, 2021
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Twinomwe's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Twinomwe 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 Twinomwe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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Ko

Ko is a 37-year-old father of five who lives with his wife, three daughters and two sons in a refugee camp in Thailand. His family receives a cash card every month from an organization, but this is not enough to cover their expenses. Therefore, he also works as an agricultural day laborer in a nearby Thai village. In his free time, Ko enjoys playing cane ball and spending time with his friends. On December 11, 2020, Ko slipped and fell onto rocks outside of the camp. When he tried to get up, Ko could tell that his leg was broken. He went to the hospital in the refugee camp run by Malteser International (MI). He was eventually referred to a hospital where he underwent surgery to insert a metal rod into his leg on December 25, 2020. When he went back to the hospital for his follow-up appointment on February 3, 2021, the doctor observed that the surgical wound was infected and he underwent surgery to clean his wound. When the wound still did not heal, the doctor referred him to another hospital, where the doctor told him he would need an additional surgery to remove necrotic tissue and replace the rod in his leg. Currently, Ko is experiencing a lot of pain. It is difficult for him to walk and he is worried about his family in the camp. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ko will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and finally heal. This procedure will allow Ko to walk and his leg to heal properly. The procedure is scheduled for March 12th and will cost $1,500. Ko shared, “I really want to work to support my family as soon as possible. I cannot imagine what life would be like for my family if my leg never heals.”

85% funded

85%funded
$1,281raised
$218to go

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