Evans is a 19-year-old and the second of ten children in his family. His parents are farmers in their small village, and they depend mostly on seasonal crops and fruits for their livelihood. In 2018, due to family budgetary constraints, Evans dropped out of school in order to give his siblings a chance to proceed with their studies. Currently, Evans works in people’s farms and sometimes as a laborer who loads trucks. He is a hardworking and optimistic young man who still wants to go back to school and finish his secondary education.
For the past seven months, Evans has had a right inguinal hernia. Though it began appearing gradually, it is increasing in size and he has experienced pain while walking and working. Evans tried to treat the pain without surgery, but at this point he must undergo a hernia repair procedure in order to get better. Fortunately, on April 21st, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $403 to fund Evans’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.
Evans says, “My hope is to get treated, and get back to my active life.”