Faith is a beautiful young girl and the last born in a family of three children. She recently joined kindergarten, where’s she’s been learning how to read English words, and picking up fast! Faith’s mother sells vegetables in the village, while her father takes up casual construction labour to help make ends meet. Their family, like the majority of Ugandan citizens, does not have medical insurance coverage, which makes it difficult for them to access quality healthcare.
Since birth, Faith has had an umbilical hernia. Her mother explained that Faith has a swollen umbilicus, which can become painful when she strains herself. Her parents are not able to raise the money they need for her surgery to help her heal, and appeal for help.
On February 8th, Faith will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center, Karoli Lwanga Hospital. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Faith’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.
Faith’s mother says, “My daughter always wants to help me at home mostly on doing chores but her ill health is always a barrier. However, I hope that once given your support, she will regain her health and live a new life.”