Nancy is an 11-year-old girl from Guatemala's rural highlands. She lives with her single mother and ten other siblings, as well as with her grandparents, uncles, and aunts. Nancy is in the fifth grade, and is extremely studious and gets good grades. She also loves to play basketball.
When Nancy was just six years old, she began having vision problems. Fortunately, she was able to receive glasses at a free eye clinic at that time. For a while now, however, Nancy’s glasses have not worked well for her, and she continues to struggle seeing.
One month ago, Nancy was given the opportunity to attend another free eye clinic to get her vision tested. There she was diagnosed with myopia, or nearsightedness, which means she has blurred vision and difficulty seeing faraway objects.
In order to fix her vision, Nancy needs new glasses fit with prescription lenses. She will seek treatment and receive her new glasses from Intituto Panamericano, a care center of our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq.
Wuqu' Kawoq is seeking $552 to fund the tests and medical supplies necessary to make Nancy's glasses, as well as the actual glasses themselves.
With this support, Nancy will be able to live, study, and play easier. Nancy’s mother says, “The glasses that my daughter needs will be of much benefit to her, for they will help her to better her vision, which will help her throughout the course of her life and in her studies."