Tusiime is a farmer from Uganda. She is a married mother with nine children. Her youngest is a boy who is in second grade and the rest are girls. Three are married and are small-scale farmers while the other four are still in school. Tusiime earns a living from small-scale farming where she grows food crops to feed her family and sells off the surplus to generate additional income. Her husband is a local brewer and provides for his family with the income he makes from selling an alcohol called ‘waragi.’
For some time now, Tusiime has been experiencing severe backache and lower abdominal pain. She has been diagnosed a with pre-malignant cervical lesion. She 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 Tusiime’s surgery. On July 14th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Tusiime will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Tusiime shared, “I expect to have good health and new life after my surgery to continue with farming after recovering.”