Tugume is a 52-year-old farmer and a married mother to six children with two daughters and four sons. Her two daughters are teachers and two of her sons are mechanics, while the other two are still studying in school. Tugume herself studied and completed primary seven but never proceeded due to lack of school fees. She and her husband both earn a living from small-scale farming. They normally grow food crops for their family and often sell off the surplus to generate an income.
Three years ago, Tugume started experiencing lower abdominal pain with consistent backache and abdominal discomfort. She has been diagnosed with a pre-malignant cervical lesion. Tugume needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Tugume’s surgery. On January 12th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Tugume will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Tugume shared, “I believe that I’ll be fine and well after surgery. Thank you for your support.”