Tumusimire is a 54-year-old small scale farmer and a married mother to seven children. Her husband is also a small-scale farmer and together, they own a three-room house. Their oldest child is 35 years old, while their youngest is 20 years old and completing secondary school. She shared that it has been challenging to raise money for school fees for their children, but they have done their best to educate them.
For two years, Tumusimire has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and heavy bleeding. Recently, the pain has affected her work. She was diagnosed with uterine fibroids and surgery was recommended by her doctor.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Tumusimire receive treatment. On July 10th, she will undergo a hysterectomy, or a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Once recovered, she will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Now, she needs $228 to fund the procedure.
Tumusimire shared, “I hope to feel better with less pain after surgery as I look forward to keeping my farming going to be able to sustain my family.”