Jovitah is a 33-year-old farmer from Uganda. She is a slim, tall, and shy lady. She is a mother to two school-aged children, with the eldest in primary class one and the youngest in nursery school. She studied up to primary class four and remained at home farming for almost 10 years until she got married. She farms for a living, but due to limited land, she mostly does labor work in other people’s gardens to complement her income. Her husband is a bricklayer, and they share a room in her father-in-law’s house.
Since she was born, Jovitah has had supra umbilical hernia. She has swelling above the umbilicus, and experiences pain after eating, bending over, or lifting heavy objects. This has made it challenging to work at the farm.
Fortunately, on April 4th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Jovitah’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.
Jovitah says, “I hope I will be healed once am given your support to have surgery.”