Prudence is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She completed primary school class seven and dropped out due to a lack of school fees. She farms with her husband, and they live in a two-room mud house with their two children, aged 9 and 5. Both of the children attend school, and Prudence and her husband pay the school fees through the sale of agricultural produce. However, they are a very low-income family.
For over 10 years, Prudence has had an epigastric hernia, a condition where fat, tissue, or intestine push through a weak spot in the upper abdominal wall. It started as a small painless swelling above her umbilicus and later became painful after she delivered one of her children. The pain has persisted, and she is currently unable to eat comfortably. Surgery, the only remedy, has been recommended but Prudence has not been able to afford it.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), can help. On September 14, Prudence will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
AMHF is requesting $170 to fund Prudence’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.
Prudence says, “After treatment, I hope I will get well and be able to do my day-to-day duties normally.”