Meet Nasazi, a 62-year-old married mother of six from Uganda. After several difficult pregnancies, Nasazi sought care for her pain and discomfort. She has been diagnosed with uterine prolapse - a condition where weakened muscles cannot hold the uterus in place.
Nasazi is a peasant but currently she is unable to go to her gardens. This has caused food shortage to her family. Her husband is a peasant too but he is also sick, so he no longer digs.
For $280, we can fund a prolapse repair surgery to narrow or close off the vagina from the uterus, providing more support to her uterus. If she’s not treated, Nasazi may develop a blood infection or other complications.
Nasazi shares, “After surgery I hope to resume digging. Current I have shortage of food because I stopped digging because of sickness.”