Guderi is a 64-year-old small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is the mother of six children, including two sons – one is a teacher, and the other is a builder. All of her daughters are married and engaged in peasant work. Guderi and her husband cultivate their small plot of land. In the late evenings, they enjoy listening to radio programs as they unwind.
For two years, Guderi has been experiencing abnormal bleeding in a sensitive area, intense lower abdominal pain, backaches, and episodes of dizziness. Financial limitations prevented her from seeking medical help. However, as her symptoms worsened, she decided to seek help at Nyakibale Hospital. Guderi was diagnosed with right ovarian mass. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $219 to fund Guderi’s surgery. On August 8th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our AMH’s care center. Once recovered, Guderi will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Guderi says, “With this bleeding, I was worried that it might even be cancer; however, with your support, I trust I will get well.”