EdithMary is primary school teacher and a married mother of five. She and her husband are teachers and they both have been laid off from work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Their family owns a three-room house for shelter. Three of her children have completed higher-level learning institutions and her youngest recently completed primary school class seven. They have always managed to pay school fees for their children through manageable loans along with the little they earn.
For three years, EdithMary has been experiencing severe lower abdominal pains and severe backache so she can no longer bend down comfortably. She has been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $319 to fund EdithMary’s surgery. On March 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, EdithMary will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Edithmary says, “My condition has always affected my performance in class and has always kept on worsening over time. I pray and hope that I may get better again through surgery so that I may continue teaching and live an improved life.”