Pamella is a 22-year-old farmer from Uganda. Both of her parents are farmers. Pamella completed primary education up to the seventh grade, but the family did not have sufficient funds to allow Pamella to pursue further studies. She stayed at home, farming with her parents, until she got married. Her husband is a small-scale farmer and occasionally is able to work in other people’s gardens to earn extra funds. Pamella also engages in small-scale farming, but their combined income cannot cover the cost of her necessary surgery.
For about eight years, Pamella has had a swelling on her right thigh. She has undergone attempts at incision and drainage, but unfortunately, there was no improvement. This mass restricts her movements, preventing her from walking far. It causes Pamella severe pain in her affected leg, and significantly impacts her quality of life. If the mass is left untreated, Pamella will continue to live in pain, with disfigurement, discomfort, and persistent swelling.
Pamella traveled to our medical partner African Mission Healthcare’s care center to receive treatment. On November 8th, surgeons will remove the mass from Pamella’s thigh. Now, Pamella needs help to raise $137 to fund this procedure.
Pamella says, “My hopes are in you donors to support my surgery since I don’t have any other alternative, and I hope to resume my working after surgery.”