Mugabirwe is a businesswoman from Uganda. She is a widow and a mother to two children who have completed their studies, but are still searching for jobs. Her husband passed away in 1993 and she has been the full care provider to her children ever since. She earns a living from her small grocery business but says since the COVID-19 lockdown, all was closed and she has hardly earned any money to the extent that she is even failing to get food.
Two years ago, Mugabirwe has been experiencing pain and abnormal bleeding. She has been diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Mugabirwe’s surgery. On June 9th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Mugabirwe will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Mugabirwe says: “I wish that my surgery could be supported so that my health is restored so as to live longer to see my daughters grow into old women. I have really worked hard for them to have a bright future and I would really love to see them there.”