Lydia is a 75-year-old farmer from Uganda. She is a widow and takes care of five grandchildren, who are all in school. Her source of income is primarily small-scale farming, growing crops such as cassava, beans, potatoes, and bananas.
Lyida came to our medical partner’s care center, Bwindi Community Hospital, with an uncomfortable gynecological condition. She has spent her earnings trying to get help for the last 28 years. For the past year, Lydia’s problem has worsened, causing her difficulty while bending and pain while doing hard labor. Doctors suggested that she undergo a hysterectomy to relieve her of the pain. Unfortunately, Lydia cannot afford this treatment.
During her free time, Lydia loves going to church to worship. She also loves listening to the radio. Lydia looks forward to better health so that she can go back home and care for her family.
“I thank the donors for the support. I pray for the mercies of God unto them. I have had sleepless nights with lots of discomfort. Getting this surgery will be a miracle to me,” Lydia says.
On May 24, Lydia will undergo a hysterectomy. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $321 to fund this procedure. The requested $321 pays for surgical materials, medication, and five nights of hospital stay.