Meet Samuel: a 34 year old who lives with his wife and 10 year old child in Malawi. He works as a painter, while his wife is a homemaker.
In 2021, Samuel started experiencing intermittent swelling in his left inguinal region. He didn’t seek medical intervention at the time, since the swelling wasn’t painful. Last December, however, when the episodes of swelling began to increase, and he also began to experience greater discomfort which interfered with his ability to work, Samuel decided to seek help.
On May 12th, Samuel met with doctors at Partners in Hope Medical Center, who diagnosed him with a left inguinal hernia. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is seeking $575 to fund the hernia repair surgery which Samuel needs, and which is scheduled for May 20th. Samuel believes the operation will help him get better, and enable him to return to work, so that he can provide support for his family.
Samuel said: “I am looking forward to getting better.”