Meet Charity, a resilient businesswoman, and mother of two children. Her educational journey was cut short when she reached class four of secondary school due to the untimely demise of her parents, leaving her without any support. Due to misunderstandings with her husband, they separated, prompting her to venture into her own business. Through sheer determination and hard work, she managed to build a two-room permanent house and provide education for her children. Her daughter is currently attending university, while her son completed secondary school up to class six. To sustain herself and her family, Charity buys and sells secondhand clothes.
Three years ago, Charity noticed a small swelling on her neck. Her brother, who was in South Africa, brought her some medicine, which temporarily made the swelling disappear. After two years, the swelling returned, albeit painlessly. However, recently, she has been experiencing troubling symptoms, including neck pain while swallowing and obstruction in her airway. The strain on her neck becomes evident when she carries heavy loads on her head or bends down to pack bedsheets for the market.
Upon medical evaluation, Charity was diagnosed with a nodular goiter. To prevent her symptoms from worsening, she requires a thyroidectomy. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is extending a helping hand to Charity for her treatment. The scheduled thyroidectomy will take place on August 2nd at our partner’s care center, where skilled surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. The total cost of this procedure is $333, and Charity and her family need assistance in raising the funds.
Your generous contribution will make a significant impact on Charity’s life, helping her overcome this health challenge and continue providing for her family.
Charity says, “I have hope that I will live a normal life once again after surgery. I will continue with my business for my family’s well-being.”