Ismael is a 55-year-old man who needs eyeglasses. Ismael lives with his family in Guatemala’s rural highlands. He has always struggled with problems with his eyesight, but could never afford to go to the doctor to get his eyes checked.
One month ago, Ismael was afforded the opportunity to attend a free clinic and have his eyesight tested. At the clinic, Ismael was diagnosed with myopia, or nearsightedness. In order to fix his blurry vision and inability to see faraway objects, Ismael needs glasses.
Ismael will be receiving his glasses from Intituto Panamericano, a care center of our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq. Wuqu’ Kawoq is seeking $552 to fund the tests necessary to prepare Ismael’s glasses, as well as the glasses themselves.
His glasses will help Ismael see better, which will help him in his work and daily life. With this support, Ismael will be able to live and work easier.
He says, “I am very grateful to the institution for helping us. We are many people who need help, and I hope that you can continue working to benefit other people. Thank you to the organization and the donors for this work that you do.”