Kyarisiima is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She farms simple crops for food like maize, cassava, potatoes, and millet, but because of challenging farming practices, she has little output and no surplus to sell. Her husband work on construction sites to earn income for their family.
Since nine years ago, Kyarisiima has been experiencing backaches, lower abdominal pain, and heavy bleeding. She has been diagnosed with pre-malignant cervical lesions. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $208 to fund Kyarisiima’s surgery. On April 21st, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Kyarisiima will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Kyarisiima says, “This condition has taken away my hope and happiness. I look forward that after my surgery I get back to my farms for cultivation.”