John is a 79-year-old banana farmer from Uganda. He is a small-scale farmer and, together with his wife, they care for their banana plantation to earn a living for their family. He is a father of nine with three school-aged children. John and his wife are currently living with their youngest son as they repair their mud-made house.
For two years, John has had a right inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him severe pain. The swelling appears when he stands for a long period of time. It is even more painful after walking long distances and he has currently stopped farming completely. He needs surgery and is asking for support.
Fortunately, on February 15th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund John’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
John says, “I pray and hope that I may get well through surgery and be able to live a normal and more productive life once again. I will continue with farming after recovery.”