María Isabel

María Isabel

María Isabel is 65 years old and has always been dedicated to working in the field and doing the housework. Her tasks multiply since she has under her care a son with blindness who has had his leg amputated. She is a person with few financial resources and sometimes survives on community aid. She has…

Reyna

Reyna

Reyna is the mother of five. She takes care of her home and her husband. For years she’s been suffering from hypertension and 35 years ago she lost all of her teeth. “It wasn’t easy getting used to life without teeth”, Reyna says. Her lack of teeth also triggered digestive problems and gastric reflux. Reyna…

Maria

Maria

Maria is 68 years old, retired woman. She lives on her own and is sometimes supported by community members in Palmarcito. She takes care of her little garden and maintains her home every day. Maria suffers from arthritis which is causing her problems when walking. High blood pressure and cataracts cause discomfort and vision strain,…

Blanca

Blanca

Blanca Marina is 53 years old. She suffers from low weight and malnutrition but still works hard in the field and as a housewife. She has eight children, for whom she sacrificed to bring food to the table. It has been more than 12 years since she attended a clinic to extract the last tooth…

Carlos

Carlos

Mr. Carlos has devoted almost all his life to growing corn and beans. He comes from Julupe, one of the 11 cantons (including Zonte) belonging to the municipality of Chiltiupán. At the age of he suffers from arterial hypertension, high cholesterol, and vision problems. A few years ago Carlos was seriously injured in his back…

Maura

Maura

Maura lives alone. Because of her age, she uses a wheelchair to move around. This makes it difficult for her to climb up or go upstairs, or even do a basic transfer to the city center for health assistance. Her children sought a better future abroad. Maura remembers with joy and with the illusion of…

Margarita

Margarita

Margarita is a housewife. She has five children and like her husband, most of them are engaged in bricklayers construction work Margarita is a grandmother of seven grandchildren and two of them are under her personal care. She suffered the loss of premature permanent dentition of her and four years ago lost the last of…

Arcely

Arcely

Arcely is 50 years old and has 10 children. Unfortunately, one of her daughters who had special needs passed away. Aracely’s father was one of the longest-lived in the community. He passed away at the age of 107. Her mother is 75. Aracely comments that like most people in her family, it’s been 15 years…

Antonia

Antonia

Antonia is 50 years old and most of her life has been spent taking care of the cornfield, doing tortillas, and working on the chores of the house. In addition, she is the mother of seven children. They are also dedicated to harvesting corn. A few months ago she was very convalescent of a strong…

Adrián

Adrián

Mr. Adrián inspired is a patient who inspired the BitcoinSmiles initiative. His earlier surgery included a temporary prosthesis. Now, we were able to provide Adrián with a remodeled permanent one. To Mr. Adrián 13 extractions were performed and one small bone remodeling surgery in his jaw. He already received his upper prosthesis and now 6…

María

María

María. A housewife whose limited mobility and deviated jaw was caused by a fall. Her Husband is a construction worker supporting the family. She has spent half of her life without teeth. María requested that we add two metal crowns that belonged to her father. She was without teeth for most of her life. She…

Elena

Elena

Elena sells fruits and seeds, she tends ranches and cooks for a living. At 78 years old, she has undergone operations on the womb (20 years ago) and gallbladder (8 years ago) and suffers from hypertension. Headaches and dizziness are common for her. She has been toothless for over 25 years. Elena’s 58-year-old son has…