Fausta is a 76-year-old mother from Uganda. She works as a small-scale farmer. Her husband died in 2021 and left her an old three-room mud house for shelter. All of her children ended their education after primary school class seven due to limited financial support except the youngest, who has proceeded to attain a diploma in teaching. He is 36 years old and a secondary school teacher. Fausta receives minimal support from her children.
For five years, Fausta has had an epigastric hernia. She developed a small swelling above her navel that has grown over time. It was painless at first, but as more time passed, she started feeling pain and decided to seek medical attention. She can no longer carry on with her daily activities comfortably or put on tight clothes because she feels pain when anything touches the area.
Surgery has been recommended, and fortunately, our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH) can help. Fausta is scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery on August 18th. AMH is requesting $170 to fund the surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.
Fausta says, “I pray that I may get well through surgery. I will continue with farming after complete recovery.”