Ryan is 18-months old and is suffering with an umbilical hernia which is very painful and gives him a lot of discomfort. His mother is unemployed, single handedly raising Ryan and cannot afford the surgery without getting into debt, which in turn will push them further into poverty. Hernia’s are common in developing countries and unfortunately so are the potential life-threatening complications, such as strangulated hernia’s, that can arise unless a patient can access immediate emergency care. This access to emergency care is simply not an option for many families like Ryan’s who live in small villages far away from such hospitals. Operations for hernia’s are typical of the low-cost yet highly effective operations that we help fund at Humanity Direct and all money raised will cover the full cost of all the treatment for Ryan.