Tibasiimwa is a 63-year-old farmer and a married father to six children. He has one son and five daughters, who are all married and are small scale farmers. He used to earn a living from farming, but his condition doesn’t allow him to do cultivation work anymore. His wife operates the banana and coffee farm together with his son and daughter-in-law, which is how their family earns a living.
For five years, Tibasiimwa has had a left reducible inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him weakness and pain and prevents him from working. Fortunately, on April 1st, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Tibasiimwa’s surgery. Once complete, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Tibasiimwa shared, “my only hope of being relieved from this condition is by undergoing surgery. With your support, I really hope that it will be possible and then I will get back to my farming.”