Carmelina is a 41-year-old woman who lives with her husband and five children in Guatemala. Carmelina works in her household, cleaning, washing clothing, cooking, and caring for her children. In her free time, she weaves traditional Mayan textiles and belts and sells them to contribute to the family economy.
Carmelina recently underwent a pap smear test, and the results came back positive for possible cervical cancer. Though she is not suffering from symptoms right now, Carmelina still needs to undergo a colposcopy, a type of biopsy procedure.
On August 21, Carmelina will receive treatment through our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq. To help fund the treatment, Wuqu’ Kawoq requests $218 to cover procedural fees, travel, and food.
Carmelina says, “I want to be well so that I can see my children achieve their goals. I want to meet my future grandchildren. Thank you for this support.”