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Charles is a hardworking coffee farmer from Uganda who needs $230 to fund hernia repair surgery.

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September 13, 2021

Charles is a 73-year-old man with five children who are all grown and have families of their own. He has a banana and coffee plantation on his land, but due to his old age, his productivity on his farm has been decreasing.

For three months, Charles has had an inguinal scrotal hernia. The hernia causes him pain and discomfort, especially when he is walking or working on the farm. He had a scan at a government facility before being referred to our medical partner’s care center for the treatment he needs.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Charles to receive treatment. On September 14th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, he needs help raising $230 to fund his procedure and care.

Charles shared, “I hope to recover from this condition so that I can continue farming and sustain my family.”

Charles is a 73-year-old man with five children who are all grown and have families of their own. He has a banana and coffee plantation on h...

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Charles's Timeline

  • September 13, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Charles was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Charles's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 21, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Charles was scheduled to receive treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Charles is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Charles's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Charles's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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Selinah

Selinah is a 31-year-old nun from Uganda. She serves as a nun under Our Lady of Fatima Rushoroza and is currently posted to the formation house of the Missionaries of Africa. She does not receive salary for her services apart from a small allowance for personal use. She is the fifth born in a family of 10 and her parents are small-scale farmers. For three years, Selinah has been experiencing lower abdominal pains. She was treated for a bacterial infection with no change in symptoms. She has also had several medications from different medical centers. None of them helped, and in the last year her condition has worsened. She can no longer stand comfortably for long because she has pains extending to her lower body. Selinah has challenges getting out of bed due to this pain. Selinah has been diagnosed with leiomyoma and endometrial hyperplasia. If not treated, she is at a risk of endometrial carcinoma and other severe complications like anaemia. Selinah has sought financial support from her congregation, but shared that they are unable to meet the surgery cost because of the number of congregants affected by COVID-19. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $319 to fund Selinah's surgery. On September 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Selinah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Sister Selinah says, “My condition has generally affected my duties and life as a nun. Given treatment, I will be able to do all my day to day duties and be able to develop my congregation. I will continue serving the Lord by helping others where I can.”

40% funded

40%funded
$130raised
$189to go

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