Rosa lives in a small village in a remote part of Guatemala. She is indigenous Guatemalan and speaks only the local Mayan language, Q’anjob’al Maya. With 80% of indigenous Guatemalans living in poverty, access to healthcare continues to be a huge challenge for Rosa’s community.
Rosa lost her left hand 10 years ago in an accident with a sugar cane processing machine. Extreme poverty, geographical remoteness and the language barrier prevented her from accessing ongoing medical care after her accident.
With the help of Watsi and our medical partner in Guatemala, Rosa can have a prosthetic arm custom fitted, for a total cost of $650.00. This will greatly improve Rosa’s ability to work in the fields and at home, making life just a little bit easier for her.