Martha is a peasant farmer from central Kenya. She relies on small-scale farming to make ends meet for her five children and herself. Her husband also tends to the farm with her. The family’s income is divided to meet the family’s demands especially school fees for two of her children.
Since 10 years ago, Martha began to experience troubling symptoms, including pain and discomfort. She was diagnosed with a multi-nodular goiter. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Martha receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on March 10th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $653, and she and her family need help raising money.
Martha says, “My prayer is to be treated to reduce the persistent pain on my right side of the neck.”