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.”