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Kamugisha is a farmer from Uganda who needs $230 to fund a hernia repair surgery.

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March 1, 2021

Kamugisha is a 60-year-old farmer from Uganda. He is a father to ten children. On his plantation, he plants maize, beans, groundnuts and bananas. Kamugisha earns a small income from this endeavor.

For the past year, Kamugisha has a right inguinal hernia, and the area is both swollen and painful. He initially tried treating his symptoms with herbal medicine, but the swell and pain did not recede. The pain affects his ability to carry out his daily activities, especially more strenuous ones like digging and weeding on his farm. He was advised by a friend to visit Nyakibale Hospital to seek additional care.

Fortunately, on March 2nd, Kamugisha will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Kamugisha’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently, and return to working daily on his farm.

Kamugisha says “I have had this condition for a long time and if I had money, I would have received my surgery already. However, with this COVID-19 crisis, money has become an issue. I appeal for your support. I hope to continue with cultivating once I am fully healed.”

Kamugisha is a 60-year-old farmer from Uganda. He is a father to ten children. On his plantation, he plants maize, beans, groundnuts and ban...

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Kamugisha's Timeline

  • March 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kamugisha was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • March 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kamugisha received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • March 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kamugisha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2021
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Kamugisha's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Kamugisha is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Kamugisha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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