Vangilista is a small-scale farmer in southwestern Uganda. She is in her 50s, and a mother of 7 children, all of whom have either completed school or are still in school. Vangilista did not receive formal schooling herself. She raised her children with the money she earns from farming. However, the land she farms is small, and most of her effort is focused on producing enough to feed her family. Any surplus is sold to generate income for sustaining her family.
Two years ago, Vangilista began experiencing heavy bleeding, lower abdominal pain, backache, and other worrying symptoms. She has been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. Vangilista needs to undergo a total hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $219 to fund Vangilista’s surgery. On August 24th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Vangilista will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Vangilista says, “I hope when I am operated on, bleeding will stop plus all my other symptoms. I hope to get your support because I have nowhere to get money to pay for my surgery.”