Fortunate is a 23-year-old subsistence farmer from Uganda. Her father passed when she was young, and her mother was unable to raise funds for her school fees. She is the second oldest in her family of nine kids. Fortunate and her husband both practice small-scale farming. However, six months ago, a fire incident burned down their home and left them with little of what they had. They no longer have a reliable income, making it challenging to afford Fortunate’s recommended medical procedure. Currently, they are renting a single-room home. Fortunate shared that, during her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Fortunate is currently expecting her fourth child, and her doctors recommended that she deliver via a cesarean section. This way, doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and child. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Fortunate undergo a C-Section on February 28th. This procedure will cost $252.
Fortunate shared: “I hope to deliver a live and healthy baby and finally be able to resume cultivation in peoples’ gardens for a living since we lost everything we had.”