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Byaruhanga is a coffee and banana farmer from Uganda who needs $241 to fund hydrocele and hernia repair.

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June 8, 2020

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!”

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 farme...

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Byaruhanga's Timeline

  • June 8, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Byaruhanga was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • June 09, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Byaruhanga received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • June 10, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Byaruhanga's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Byaruhanga's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Byaruhanga is currently raising funds for his treatment.

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Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $241 for Byaruhanga's treatment
Hospital Fees
$113
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$108
Labs
$6

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