Rose is a 48-year-old mother from Uganda who teaches grade five at Rwengiri Primary School in Rukungiri district. She currently married to her second husband and is the sole caretaker of her two children, who are currently attending secondary school. Presently, she earns a living and sustains her family’s needs through teaching.
For 6 months, Rose has been experiencing severe lower abdominal pain. She was tolerating the pain until it began to affect her work performance and quality of life. For example, she cannot stand for long periods of time. Without treatment, Rose may need to quit her job because she can’t concentrate due to the pain and discomfort.
Rose has been diagnosed as being perimenopausal and having multiple uterine fibroids. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Rose is scheduled to have this surgery on August 3rd with our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH), and they are requesting $219 to fully fund the procedure. Once recovered, Rose will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Rose says, “I have been battling with this condition with no chances of operation due to my financial inadequacy. I kindly appeal for any possible support to enable me to have good health thus resuming to teaching for a living.”