Mugisha is a 44-year-old father of five children. He’s a small-scale farmer growing oranges for his family’s upkeep and his children’s school fees. His wife operates a small shop to complement their farm’s income. In recent years he said he’s had lower labour efficiency due to a painful swelling.
Mugisha was reviewed at Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Nyakibale Hospital and diagnosed with a hernia. If not treated, he is likely to develop strangulated hernia and other complications. Mugisha is not able to raise the money needed for his surgery and is appealing for help.
Fortunately, on February 23rd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Mugisha’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Mugisha says: “I am anxious about my health because this condition can’t permit me to do cultivation well as I used to do before, yet my entire family depends on me. But I hope with surgery, I will have improved health and can resume with farming.”