Alonso is a 55-year-old man who lives with his wife and daughter in rural Guatemala. Years ago, Alonso’s leg had to be clinically amputated after he experienced complications related to diabetes. Alonso’s life changed drastically after he lost his leg, for he has difficulty walking and working. He now is in need of a prosthetic leg.
Before his leg was amputated, Alonso worked in construction. Now, in order to keep supporting his family, Alonso works in agriculture in the local countryside. Alonso provides his family’s only source of income, but he does not earn enough to cover the cost of a prosthetic leg.
Fortunately, with the help of our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, Alonso is scheduled to receive his $1,166 prosthetic leg on August 8. Receiving a prosthetic leg will change Alonso’s life. He hopes that receiving a prosthetic will allow him to find a different job so that he can support his wife and take care of their family better.