TFV Project: Hope Lives for a War Victim
After my recovery, I was able to ride a motorcycle that I now use to earn a living.
David, 25, had his arm broken in an attack by LRA rebels in 2003. After undergoing surgery, his arm failed to heal properly, leaving his arm weak and in pain. Unable to continue with his studies, David struggled to carry out farming activities to make money.
In 2017, he heard about GWED-G’s TFV project to support war victims with rehabilitation. Our community-based facilitator provided David with information and referred him for a medical assessment. An x-ray was taken and David was referred to Kumi Orthopaedic Centre for further management, where he was admitted for a corrective osteotomy surgery the following day.
The successful surgery meant that David was discharged within a few days with an arm sling. He was provided with follow-up support in the form of medications and continuous physiotherapy.
While he is still recovering, David has been able to resume riding a motorcycle that he uses to generate income as a boda boda (motorcycle taxi) driver. He typically earns UGX 120,000. David is hopeful that he will make a full recovery and will be able to resume farming soon!