Birungi is a three-year-old girl from Uganda. She has one sibling. Her parents do not have a stable source of income.
In 2014, Birungi developed a painful swelling in her upper abdomen. Over time, the swelling progressively increased in size. She felt pain when she ate or coughed. One year ago, Birungi was taken to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a supraumbilical hernia. Her parents could not afford to pay for treatment.
When Birungi’s mother learned about Watsi, she brought her daughter to our medical partner’s care center, Holy Family Virika Hospital. On November 23, Birungi underwent a hernia repair surgery.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund this procedure. Birungi’s mother hopes that she will grow up healthy.