Lydia is a 55-year-old single mother from Uganda. She has ten children, the youngest of whom is still in school. She farms and sells coffee to support her family.
Several years ago, Lydia developed a sensitive condition that made it difficult for her to control her bowel function. A community health nurse visiting her village told Lydia that she might be helped through the Watsi program at Bwindi Community Hospital, our medical partner’s care center.
There, she was examined by a surgeon, who determined her condition could be corrected through gastrointestinal surgery. She has been scheduled for a laparotomy to repair her condition.
On May 5, Lydia will undergo surgery at Bwindi Community Hospital. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is asking for $307 to cover the cost of her procedure.
“I pray to God to bless all the donors,” says Lydia. “They are helping me with a treatment I could not afford. Thank you to all the donors.”
After her surgery, Lydia hopes to be able to farm more and expand her business selling coffee beans.