Tumwebaze is a 44-year-old farmer and a married mother of four. She and her husband tend to the farm and their farm produce is often not sufficient to meet their daily needs and medical costs.
For four years, Tumwebaze has experienced lower abdominal pain, bleeding and backaches. As a farmer, she finds it difficult to lift heavy loads. When she visited our medical partner’s care center, she was diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids. She needs to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, or a procedure in which surgeons will remove the uterus, to treat the condition. Successful surgery will reduce the chances of anemia and she will regain her health.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $219 to fund Tumwebaze’s surgery. On May 18th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at AMH’s care center. Once recovered, Tumwebaze will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Tumwebaze shared, “I hope that when am operated on, I will get healed and be able to live a normal life once again.”