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Success! Kobusingye from Uganda raised $252 to fund a safe c-section.

Kobusingye
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  • $252 raised, $0 to go
$252
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kobusingye's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2021.

Photo of Kobusingye post-operation

December 2, 2021

Kobusingye underwent a safe c-section.

Kobusingye safely delivered a healthy baby girl weighing 3.4kgs (7.5 lbs)! The baby is breastfeeding well, and both mom and baby were sent home in good health. Kobusingye shared, “I am so happy to see that you intervened in making my surgery possible, and thanks so much for giving my baby a chance to live. I will continue with farming to make sure that my child grows well.”

Kobusingye safely delivered a healthy baby girl weighing 3.4kgs (7.5 lbs)! The baby is breastfeeding well, and both mom and baby were sent h...

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July 30, 2021

Kobusingye is a 23 year old small scale farmer. She has two children: a boy and a girl both delivered via caesarean section who are now studying in kindergarten. As a mother and wife, Kobusingye enjoys doing domestic work like cooking, cleaning, and caring for her family. She earns a living from farming but typically only harvests produce to feed her family since they have little land. Her husband is in the bodaboda (motorcycle taxi) business, but due to lockdown where transport was frozen, he isn’t able to work right now.

Kobusingye is carrying her third pregnancy. She attended antenatal care from our medical partner’s care center, Nyakibale Hospital. Her doctor recommended delivery by caesarean section due to her previous pregnancies and deliveries. The procedure will reduce the chances of complications like uterine rupture. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $252 for this surgery.

Kobusingye shares, “I will really appreciate your support and hope for a successful delivery.”

Kobusingye is a 23 year old small scale farmer. She has two children: a boy and a girl both delivered via caesarean section who are now stud...

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Kobusingye's Timeline

  • July 30, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kobusingye was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kobusingye's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kobusingye received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. 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.

  • November 29, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kobusingye's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 2, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kobusingye's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Elective Caesarean section (C-Section)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $252 for Kobusingye's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$46
Supplies
$81
Labs
$12
Other
$12

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