Maria is a young Mayan woman who was born without a left hand and wrist.
She tries not to let this prevent her from living a normal life, but it’s hard for her to accomplish basic tasks without pain. Maria speaks Q’anjob’al Maya, an indigenous language, but does not speak any Spanish. Because of language, distance, and financial barriers, she has never considered seeking medical help for her problem.
For just $650, Maria can be fitted with a prosthetic arm. She is excited about the possibility of going about her daily life without pain. She also jokes that having a prosthetic arm will allow her to slap her husband if he “gets out of line!”