Murumba is a primary school teacher from Uganda. It is tough for him to raise school fees for his four children since he does not earn much from the job. His wife is a small-scale farmer, and they own a two room semi-permanent house for shelter.
Since 2013, Murumba has had a recurrent bilateral inguinal hernia. It started with on and off abdominal pain. Later, he developed an inguinal swelling. He had a herniorrhaphy surgery in 2016 but a year later, the condition reappeared. He feels very uncomfortable most of the time and the pains stop him from carrying out his teaching duties and this has affected his productivity negatively. Fortunately, on December 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Murumba’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Murumba says, “I hope and pray that I may be considered for surgery after suffering with this hernia for a long time. I believe I will live a normal life again after surgery. I want to continue with teaching after recovery.”