Anastacia is a farmer from Kenya. She is a mother of four children-two in high school and two in college. Her family strains to raise school fees for their children as they do not have an external source of income aside from subsistence farming, which she practices together with her husband. Anastacia and her family live in a two-room house in Central Kenya.
Late last year, Anastacia developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision. A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes opaque, blurring vision. She has difficulty reading which she likes to do.
Fortunately, Anastacia is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery at Watsi’s medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove and replace the blurred lens. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $220 procedure.
“I am glad there is hope to regain my sight,” says Anastacia.