Byaruhanga is a 62-year-old farmer from Uganda. He is a married father to four daughters. They are all now married and are small scale farmers. He earns a living from his coffee and banana plantation and often grows green vegetables like cabbage and dodo to have an additional income. He operates the farm together with his wife and lives in a two-roomed semi-permanent house together with his wife and one grandson.
Since one year ago, Byaruhanga has had an inguinal scrotal hernia and bilateral hydocele. He has pains whenever he is walking, when he stands for a long time and when he sits in a sitting up position for longer hours as well. Fortunately, on June 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $241 to fund Byaruhanga’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Byaruhanga said: “I will be able to resume with cultivation as soon as I recover from my surgery because this condition has given me a hard time!”