Geriminah and her husband are small-scale farmers in the Rukungiri district in southwestern Uganda.
Four years ago, Geriminah began to experience troubling symptoms, including difficulties in speech, as she cannot speak loudly or sing well in church despite a role she loves: being the senior choir leader. Currently, she has stopped practicing due to these challenges. Additionally, she experiences easy fatigue, even with minor physical activities. At times, she struggles to breathe properly and cannot carry objects on her head. As a farmer, this has negatively impacted her work performance, resulting in a lack of food for her family at home. She was recently diagnosed with bilateral nodular Goiter, and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from worsening.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Geriminah receive treatment. To alleviate her condition, surgeons will conduct a thyroidectomy, a surgical procedure involving the partial or complete removal of her thyroid gland. This vital procedure will cost $252, and Geriminah and her family need help raising money.
Geriminah says, “I kindly appeal for consideration and support to undergo surgery. I hope that once I am operated, I will live a better quality of life and resume farming.”