Peace is a 13-year-old, tall, humble young girl from Uganda. She is the firstborn and has a little sister. Having just completed grade 7, she awaits results and hopes to succeed.
Born to a single mother, Peace has grown up as a hustling girl, acquiring different survival skills. In her free time, she makes door mats and occasionally prepares juice, which she sells to support her mother in caring for them. With a strong love for babies, she aspires to become a midwife.
Her mother, a prison officer, faces the challenges of providing for the family without additional support. Despite her efforts, her income is insufficient to meet all their basic needs. They reside in a house made of imported iron sheets around the prison in Rukungiri town.
Peace has a swelling at the bottom of her right foot, which she has had for the past seven years. It causes paralysis, tingling sensations, and discomfort while walking. Due to limited finances, she did not see a doctor until the symptoms became severe. After consulting with a doctor and undergoing a scan, she was diagnosed with a tumor and was advised to undergo excision treatment.
Peace and her mother traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 5th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Peace’s family needs help to raise $137 to fund this procedure.
Peace’s mother says, “I hope my girl will get your support, operated on, and get better.”