Francis is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. He completed primary school and dropped out of school after losing his father. He lives with his wife, and the two stay in a six-room mud house. They have had 14 children altogether.
For 15 years, Francis has had a swelling in a sensitive area that started small and painlessly but later increased in size.
At some point, he decided to seek help from doctors and he shared that he has spent a lot of money by selling land and selling cows, and regrets having done so because they could not help him and left him bankrupt.
The swelling has become painful to the extent that he can no longer practice farming, affecting his productivity negatively. Fortunately, on September 15, he is scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Francis’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Francis says, “I hope to be well again after surgery so that I may farm again and live a better life.”