Edivina is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. Edivina is a mother of three children in primary school and junior class. Edivina completed primary school class seven, but could not proceed due to financial challenges. Edivina farms with her husband and they own a three room mud house for shelter.
For three years, Edivina has had an umbilical hernia. Edivina first developed mild abdominal pains around the umbilical region but thought it was a temporally condition that would heal with time. When the pain started increasing, Edivina was forced to seek medical assistance. Unfortunately, Edivina could not afford the recommended surgery at that time. Currently, Edivina feels severe pain when carrying heavy loads, coughing and sometimes eating. Edivina has to walk gently to avoid aggravating the pain.
Edivina will undergo hernia repair surgery on May 12, 2022 at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Edivina’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.
Musiimenta says, “My condition has affected my way of life negatively. I can no longer do my day to day duties especially farming comfortably. I wish to live a normal life once again through surgery.”