12/6/2011 permalink tell a friend
Angelica traveled to Panajachel from the coast, where she lives, to come to us and tell her story. She and her husband, Pedro, have five children who they are struggling to provide for. Pedro works as a day laborer, but work is never consistent and there are many mouths to feed.
To make things even more difficult, Angelica has had ovarian cancer for three years. She is in a lot of pain from her growing cancer, but she is unable to afford regular pain medicine. It is quite probable that she will need surgery, but she can't afford to go to a doctor so she has just lived with the cancer and the pain. We feel that three years is much too long to be living with ovarian cancer and she needs to be examined. It will cost $50 for Angelica to see a doctor and be tested. We can't predict if she will have future medical costs, but for now we're raising funds for the first step.
The family is also behind on their rent payment and are concerned that they may get kicked out, with no where to go. Their rent debt is $167 and they would appreciate any/all help to get caught up on their payments.
The family is very poor and usually only eat rice, beans, and herbs. They have no stove and cook over an open fire. Furthermore, they also take care of their diabetic grandfather who doesn't work. Life is very hard for this family and they don't know where to turn.
Three of their five children need school sponsors to be able to stay in school next year. Maria Amarilis is 11 years old and in 4th grade, her student number is #2015. Maria Antonia is 9 years old and is in 2nd grade, her student number is #2016. Ericka Dayana is 6 years old and isn't in school yet, her student number is #2017.
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