Tumuhirwe is a 65-year-old farmer from Uganda. She is a widow and a mother to two children: a boy and a girl. Both never completed school due to lack of school fees for their family. She currently earns a living from farming where she grows food crops for home consumption and she sells off the surplus to get some money to buy soap and paraffin. She shared with us that her husband died in 2018.
Since two years ago, Tumuhirwe has been experiencing lower abdominal pain accompanied by discharge and dyspareunia. She has been diagnosed with premalignant cervical lesion. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Tumuhirwe’s surgery. On September 7th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Tumuhirwe will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Tumuhirwe says, “I hope to get better after my surgery because it’s the only hope I have after trying out everything and failing. I will resume with farming after I have completely recovered.”