Judith, who is 49, is a small-scale farmer, living in Uganda. Together with her husband, who is also a farmer, they have nine children. The oldest is 28, while their youngest is just 4 years old.
For the past seven years, Judith has been experiencing mild lower abdominal pain. She visited a doctor, and was treated several times, without seeing any improvement. Recently, she started experiencing heavy bleeding along with severe lower abdominal pain, and extreme backaches and joint pains. She’s also having difficulty eating now. Despite everything, Judith must continue to farm, as this is her family’s only source of income.
Judith has been diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, and endometritis. The doctor at Rushoroza Hospital has recommended surgery to address Judith’s medical issues. Fortunately, our medical partner African Mission Healthcare is here to help, as Judith cannot afford to pay for her surgery.
On June 14th, Judith will undergo a hysterectomy, and African Mission Healthcare is seeking $319 to fund this procedure, which should allow Judith to be able to return to farming and to caring for her family, without all of the debilitating symptoms she has been experiencing.
Judith says: “I have been in pain for a while but I finally hope to live a normal life once again through surgery. I will resume farming as soon as I recover completely.”