Owembabazi is a small-business operator who runs a minibar in her community. She has one child and is currently pregnant with her second. She and her husband share a two-room house, which serves both as their living space and their business as she runs a small family bar out of one of the rooms. She sells beer and local porridge and her husband works at a poultry farm near their village. Their firstborn is three years old and has not started school. Owembabazi enjoys tending to her family and to her business.
Throughout her pregnancy, she has sought antenatal care from our medical partner’s care center Rushoroza Hospital. She came to the hospital this week for assessment after feeling minimal pains from home. A caesarean section (C-section) surgery was recommended by the doctor due to post-term concerns with severe oligohydramnios, a condition in which there is not enough amniotic fluid. Without a C-section, she could rupture her uterus and both the mother and the unborn child’s life could be at risk. With the C-section, doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and child.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Owembabazi undergo a C-Section on April 14th. This procedure will cost $207, and Owembabazi needs your support.
Owembabazi says, “I hope and pray for a successful surgery. I will resume my business as soon as possible to support my husband raise our family.”