Tumuhimbise is a small-scale farmer from Uganda and married with six children; four of whom are married and doing some farming for their livelihood. Her two other children are not yet married, but one works as a bricklayer and the other a tailor. Her husband married a second wife and she shared that this had led to conflict in their family and limited financial support.
Since one year ago, Tumuhimbise has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and other troubling symptoms. She has been diagnosed with a premalignant cervical lesion. Doctors have recommended she undergo a hysterectomy.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Tumuhimbise’s surgery. On July 21st, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Tumuhimbise will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and future risk of cancer.
Tumuhimbise says: “I didn’t dream of having this condition treated and to live well without pain. I will definitely resume farming so that I continue supporting my family and myself too, surviving for the good of my health.”