Hildah is a 33-year-old Ugandan mother of two. Her children are in grade seven and grade two in primary school. Although she is married, Hilda is estranged from her spouse. When she gave birth to her first child, her husband moved away from the family to the east of the country to work. Three years later, he came back to his family. The couple had another pregnancy, and two years after her second child was born, Hildah shared that her husband abandoned the family.
Hildah is a sole proprietor running a small business in the trading center, where she sells consumables and makes just enough money to provide for the needs of her kids.
For the past two months, Hildah has been experiencing hip pain. She did not opt to visit any medical center for treatment because she had no money for medical care. Hildah has been unable to work for some time, and managing the condition has cost her all of her business capital.
She visited Nyakibale Hospital when the condition didn’t get better. She was diagnosed, and a cystectomy was recommended by the medical team. After the surgery, she will be able to continue living her normal life with her children and be able to work to support them.
Hildah says, “My condition has been with me for a long time because I have no money for treatment. I will be grateful if I am considered to be supported to undergo this treatment so I can live a better, healthier life and take care of my children.”