Josephine is a thirty-three-year-old woman from Uganda. She attended 7th grade but dropped out due to lack of financial support. She lost her mother and was left with the responsibility of looking after her four siblings. She later married, but now is single. She lives with her brother in a three-room house for shelter and practices farming to support their family.
Josephine developed a small gluteal mass eight years ago. The gluteal swelling gradually increased in size progressively. This affects her day to day, especially when she is sitting. She worries that, if not treated, it could become infected and cause long-term risk.
Josephine traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 17th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Josephine needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.
Josephine says, “After surgery, I will be able to live more comfortably. I hope to continue with farming and supporting my family.”