Kellen is 45 years old. She and her husband, Johnson, have six children. Johnson makes charcoal for a living, and Kellen is a farmer. She grows food for her family, including millet, potatoes, maize, and beans. She also buys and sells coffee beans during the harvest for extra income.
In her free time, Kellen is very involved in her church, leading prayer and fasting sessions twice a week. She also enjoys spending time with other women in the village, discussing and learning about family development.
Kellen has had pain in her abdominal area for approximately one year. She decided to seek treatment from our medical partner, The Kellerman Foundation. When she came to the hospital, doctors found a mass in her uterus. She has been scheduled for a total abdominal hysterectomy on May 26.
Kellen’s surgery will cost $321. Kellen and her family cannot afford such a cost and are appealing to Watsi for financial assistance. After surgery, Kellen is looking forward to going back to work and to church to give thanks for the help she has received.
“I thank the donors for their support and I pray to God to bless them abundantly. I also pray for a successful surgery,” says Kellen.