Ketty is a 43-year-old business lady. She is a mother of 6 children; five of her children are still in school and the burden to fund their school fees falls on herself and the husband. She has a small pub and also sells vegetables at a local market to make ends meet. Her husband used to work in the mines but since the pandemic hit, he lost his job. Now it has been difficult for them to get enough money for basic needs.
In the recent weeks, Ketty has been experiencing uterine bleeding, lower abdominal pain and general body weakness. She has not been able to attend to her business due to the pain or feeling weak and this has hurt her family's income. Ketty has been diagnosed with large uterine myoma and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. This surgery will reduce her risk of developing complications like anaemia.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $219 to fund Ketty's surgery. On September 22nd, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Ketty will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Ketty says, “I hope to get healed, have better health, and resume with my hustle to see that I get my children where I want them to be by giving them a good education.”