Benard is a farmer from Malawi. Benard and his wife live in a small village. To supplement the family income, they raise goats and chickens. In his free time, Benard likes to sit and chat with his wife.
For eight years, Benard has been experiencing severe pain and urinary difficulty. These symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. He needs to undergo a prostate resection surgery, a procedure in which surgeons will remove part of the enlarged gland.
Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $733 to fund Benard’s surgery. On November 14, he will undergo prostate surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and two weeks of hospital stay. Bernard was overjoyed when told he would finally get surgery. He has been unable to work due to his health, and he is ready to be able to work his farm and tend his animals again.
He says, “Thanks to all of the Watsi partners and the surgeons; soon I will be free from this problem!”