Tushemerirwe is a farmer from Uganda. Tushemerirwe is a married mother to five children and all are still studying. She completed primary seven but never proceeded with school due to lack of school fees. She was born to a family of ten children with five boys and five girls, all are married and are small-scale farmers. Her only source of income is from farming where she grows food crops for home consumption and she sells off the surplus to generate an income to the family. Her husband is also a small scale farmer. With their income and expenditure mostly on children s school fees, she can’t afford the cost of her surgery, she appeals for support.
Three years ago, Tushemerirwe began experiencing severe lower abdominal pain. She has been diagnosed with a 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 Tushemerirwe’s surgery. On August 18, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Tushemerirwe will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Tushemerirwe says, “I am really glad having heard about this great support program. I hope that once recovered, I will resume with farming.”