Norah is a small-scale farmer - she had two children but lost her firstborn at the age of 19 due to a heart condition. Her other child is 17 years old and currently in secondary school. She shared that she had to leave her husband because she could not stay in his home district as she always became sick whenever she was there. She now lives with her elderly mother whom she has been taking care of.
For two years, Norah has been experiencing lower abdominal pains which she thought would disappear with time in vain. In December 2022, her condition deteriorated. She recently reported to Rushoroza Hospital seeking treatment. She has been diagnosed with multiple intra-uterine myomas. This condition has affected her daily activities making it hard for her to look after her mother properly. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $319 to fund Norah’s surgery. On March 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Norah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Norah says, “I hope to live a normal life once again through surgery so that I may be able to take good care of myself and my mother through my farming.”