Kofia is a 25-year-old man from the Central Region of Malawi. He lives with his wife and two young children. He works as a farmer and spends his days tending to his crops and selling his vegetables in the village market. When Kofia is not busy with his farm work, he likes to spend time with his family and go to church.
Since June of last year, Kofia has been experiencing pain and discomfort related to an inguinal hernia. A hernia occurs when part of the intestine protrudes through weakened muscle and tissue. This can cause pain and obstruct blood flow. Kofia’s hernia has kept him from eating properly and working normally.
Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, has agreed to repair Kofia’s hernia. His operation has been scheduled for April 6 and will cost $334. Once his operation is complete, Kofia is expected to make a full recovery, allowing him to take care of his farm and family.