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Success! Kundibandiho from Uganda raised $230 to fund hernia repair surgery to help him keep working.

Kundibandiho
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$230
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Kundibandiho's treatment was fully funded on October 12, 2021.

Photo of Kundibandiho post-operation

July 16, 2021

Kundibandiho underwent hernia repair surgery and has hopes to do even more on the farm now.

Kundibandiho had a successful herniorrhaphy treatment to treat his inguinal hernia. He’s able to stand for a longer period of time and is no longer in pain. He hopes to work hard in farming as he fully recovers.

With a large grin, Kundibandiho expresses, “I thank you so much for what you have done for me, may God be the one to reward you. I’m now able to do cultivation and hope to even produce on a large scale to sustain my family.”

Kundibandiho had a successful herniorrhaphy treatment to treat his inguinal hernia. He's able to stand for a longer period of time and is no...

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June 7, 2021

Kundibandiho is a 31-year-old farmer and a married father of three children. He and his wife earn a living through small-scale farming.

For three years, Kundibandiho has had a right inguinal hernia. He experiences pain, especially when doing strenuous work or taking a long walk. The hernia has affected his ability to farm, and Kundibandiho is afraid that without treatment, he could be at risk of complications like strangulation.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Kundibandiho to receive treatment. On June 8th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Now, AMH is requesting $230 to fund his surgery. Once complete, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Kundibandiho shared, “I hope my health shall be restored after this surgery. I have had this condition for a long time.”

Kundibandiho is a 31-year-old farmer and a married father of three children. He and his wife earn a living through small-scale farming. ...

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Kundibandiho's Timeline

  • June 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kundibandiho 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.

  • June 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kundibandiho's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 16, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kundibandiho's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 12, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kundibandiho's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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U Tin

U Tin is a 36-year-old man, living with his mother on the western coast of Burma. U Tin’s mother is retired and helps with household chores. U Tin works in a photo studio, printing photos and wedding invitations. Through this, his monthly income is just enough to pay for their basic living expenses. One year ago, U Tin started to experience pain in his lower left abdomen. Thinking that the pain would go away, U Tin relied on traditional medicine and pain medication. In February, the pain increased, but U Tin could not afford to seek treatment at a hospital. Instead, he purchased more pain medication from a pharmacy, which helped ease his discomfort somewhat. However in April, the pain became so severe that he could no longer work. He borrowed money from his friend, and went to a hospital. The doctor examined him, and diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia. When the doctor told him the surgery would cost 1,200,000 kyat (approx. $1,200 USD), U Tin told the doctor he could not afford to pay such a sum, and he returned home still feeling unwell. A few days later, U Tin told his neighbour about his problem, and she suggested that he seek treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH), where care is more affordable. He followed his neighbour’s advice, and went to MCLH, where the doctor confirmed his diagnosis and the need for surgery. When U Tin explained that he could not afford to pay for the surgery, the doctor referred him to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, for assistance in accessing the treatment he needs. Currently, U Tin is experiencing severe pain, and he cannot sit or stand for any length of time. Fortunately, he is now scheduled for surgery on May 24th, and Burma Children Medical Fund is requesting $807 to cover the cost of U Tin's hernia repair treatment. U Tin said: “I would like to recover. I am worried that I will not be able to work and take care of my mother. When I recover, I will go continue to work [at the shop] and pay back the money I borrowed from my friends.”

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