Akugizibwe is a 6-month-old baby boy from Uganda. He is the only child of his parents. His mother stays at home, and his father works as a cattle keeper, where he grazes neighbors cows for a pay. Akugizibwe’s father makes very little pay that he and his wife depend on.
When Akugizibwe was one month old, his mother noticed a swelling on his right scrotal as he was crying. She took him to hospital where he was diagnosed with both right inguinal scrotal hernia and right hydrocele. She was advised to take him for surgery but she could not afford her son’s treatment. Instead she opted for herbs, which have neither reduced the swelling nor the pain. Currently Akugizibwe cries a lot. He doesn’t breastfeed well and he refuses food. His mother has no peace because she has to carry him most of the time when he starts crying because of pain.
For $249, Akugizibwe will undergo the hernia repair surgery he needs. After Akugizibwe’s surgery, his parents hope to be relieved of worries so that they can settle and work hard to buy a piece of land of their own.