Resta is a small-scale farmer and a 43-year-old mother of four. She lost her husband, with whom she farmed, last year. Resta’s oldest child is in her late twenties and completed a university diploma while her youngest is 20 years old and in secondary class six.
Since July 2020, Resta has been experiencing severe lower abdominal pains and backaches that have persisted to date and are accompanied by difficulty in passing urine. She has had to completely stop farming due to her pain and Resta has been diagnosed with Uterine Leiomyomas. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. If not treated, this could stop her from carrying out her daily duties of providing for her family due to severe pain. Her family, however, cannot afford the surgery charges and are asking for help.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $319 to fund Resta’s surgery. On September 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Resta will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Resta says, “I hope and pray for a successful surgery. When I am pain free, I will continue with farming and be able to take care of myself and my family again.”