Kyakuhire is a 53 year old farmer from Uganda. She is a widow who lost her husband in 1995, leaving her with two children. Her eldest one does welding but is not self-employed thus he works on someone else’s workshop and she shared that he is not able to earn much this way. She has struggled and is supporting her last born who has just finished university but hasn’t got a job yet. Her husband left her with a small piece of land with a banana and coffee plantation from which she has often generated an income to pay for her children and sustain a living.
For some time, Kyakuhire has been experiencing persistent lower abdominal pain. She has been diagnosed with intrauterine fibroids with endometrial hyperplasia. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Kyakuhire’s surgery. On June 9th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Kyakuhire will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Kyakuhire shared with us: “I know that God is with me because he says ‘you should not worry about tomorrow, I will take care of you if at all I take good care of the birds in the bush which do not cultivate yet eat daily’. I hope my life will be greater than it was and I will be able to resume with cultivation in order to sustain my family.”