Mary is a staff nurse in a small hospital at Dharward, Karnataka, earning Rs.5,000 per month. This is the only income for her family consisting of her father, mother and a younger sister, who is still studying. About 8 months back, her father was diagnosed with intestinal stricture obstruction requiring laparotomy and attaching a colostomy bag. This surgery was successfully completed. Now he needs a follow-up surgery for bowel resection and removal of colostomy bag. He was working prior to the sickness, but he has not been able to work for the past 9 months.
Mary had approached MicroCharity at the time of the first surgery, but they were able to raise the fund with the help of friends and relatives. They have now requested financial help for a follow-up surgery. The surgery costs Rs. 50.000 on hospital charges alone. The family will have additional expenses on post surgery medicine, nutritional food and so on.