Cecilia

Cecilia

Cecilia is 87 years old. She survives from chicken farming. Part of his her life was the “midwife” (person who assists with the Parthians) of the Zonte. Almost every day she has to walk for 1.4km cobbled slope by herself form her house to the place she sells soft drinks and candy. Cecilia also supports…

Paolo

Paolo

Pablo is 74 years old and has devoted his entire life to masonry and construction. Pablo’s recovery process lasted for 3 months and he underwent 6 surgeries that made his lower teeth reconstruction possible.

Manuel

Manuel

Manuel is 58 years old. He is unemployed for a long time, although sometimes he gets the opportunity to take care of a ranch. The little income he earns he uses it to survive and in the care of his elderly mother. Manuel showed signs of malnutrition, chronic periodontal problems (purulent infection and extreme tooth…

Jesús

Jesús

Jesus is 52 years old. He is diabetic. Six years ago he underwent a hernia surgery. He has an old pickup in which he offers transport service to the mountain withthe help of his son. Fourteen years ago he survived a closed-range attack on him. As a result of the attack, Jesus was in a…

Rosaura

Rosaura

Rosaura is 42 years old, living on a very limited resources. She’s taking care of cattle and washing other people’s clothes in the river to survive. She takes care of her three children, one of them with a mental disabilities. Almost on the verge of tears she recounted being physically abused and psychologically in the…

Alberto

Alberto

Alberto is 77 years old that dedicated his entire life to agriculture. He also takes care of the cattle to survive. In the 90’s Alberto worked as a gardener of the former president Calderón Sol (1994-1999) who at that time helped him get his prostate operation. All of his children emigrated to the America in…

Mercedes

Mercedes

Mercedes lives in a very humble place that she doesn’t own. The place has been rented to her. She lives with her daughters whom she supports by selling fruits and seed on the street. Mercedes sometimes washes other people’s clothes on the river to support the family. She’s 57 years old and has no access…

Misael

Misael

Misael is a 60-year-old farmer. He has vision problems and hypertension. In itsyouth of him partially lost his teeth permanently. He arrived at consultations with a fixed partial denture in bad condition (broken) that damaged his remaining teeth. Due to his poor economic situation he had not been able access dental services decades. We have…

Rosa

Rosa

Rosa is 59 years old farm worker and a housewife. She suffers from the colon, arthritis,hypertension and high triglycerides. She is also diabetic, further complicating her general health. Rosa just spent almost three weeks in bed with typhoid fever. In our examination we’ve found the remains of necrotic and infected teeth. She has spend 40…

Marcelina

Marcelina

Marceline is 50 years old. She never went to school and has battled all her life to barely survive. She is the mother of 5 children. Between her daily chores are taking care of the little ones and helping them with a homework, she’s working on a farm. With Marceline’s case we had a dozen…

José – Don Chema

José – Don Chema

José Montoya is close to 80 years old and has been a farmer forall his life. He has seven children. Known as Don Chema, he has plenty of energy and lifts everyones spirits with his guitar and isn’t a bad singer either. Each time Don Chema visits the clinic, he brings the beans he harvested….

Guillerma

Guillerma

Sixty-six years old Guillerma has spent 40 years without teeth.She has survived for her whole life making tortillas and sometimes working in the field. Five years ago, Guillerma had an accident which led to her left arm fracture and severe pain and deformity that makes her day to day work in the field very difficult….