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Rosa from Guatemala raised $650 to get healthy.

Rosa
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  • $650 raised, $0 to go
$650
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Rosa's treatment was fully funded on April 19, 2013.

Photo of Rosa post-operation

Rosa received a prosthetic arm that will enable her to live a normal, productive life.

“Rosa was successfully fitted with her prosthetic arm,” her doctor in Guatemala (pictured with Rosa above) tells us, “recovering use of an extremity which she lost in an accident 10 years ago. Within just a few minutes of fitting the prosthetic, she was already beginning to use it to reach for objects, just as if it were a natural arm.”

"Rosa was successfully fitted with her prosthetic arm," her doctor in Guatemala (pictured with Rosa above) tells us, "recovering use of an e...

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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.

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’...

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Rosa's Timeline

  • April 17, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rosa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 19, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rosa's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Rosa. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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