Meet 40-year-old Grace from Uganda. Grace and her husband are parents to eight children. The income they receive from growing millet, beans, cotton, and maize supports their family and their children’s education. Grace is also a member of a local savings group.
Grace traveled for 36 hours to seek medical treatment from a care center affiliated with our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation. Grace developed a perineal tear during the birth of one of her children over 20 years ago. This has caused incontinence, which greatly impacts Grace’s day-to-day activities.
Doctors have recommended that she have a perineorrhaphy to repair the tear and relieve her of her symptoms. Grace’s surgery will take place on November 1 and cost $215.
She is looking forward to being healthy again and going back to work. “I would like to thank everyone who has supported me through Watsi,” says Grace.