Aguinda’s Story

  Aguinda is a 32 year old mother of six children. Aguinda grew up in a Christian family and at the age of 18, she married the keyboard musician at her church. She worked as a cook’s helper in a Christian mission home for street children until she began...

Susana’s Story

Susana is a 47-year-old lady who lives with her husband and 6 children in a Mennonite community about 6 hours (by train) from Santa Cruz . When Susana first came to the Mission of Hope clinic in the spring of 2008, she was very discouraged. She had been deaf in both...

Sarahi’s Story

Sarahi was one our first patients when we opened our free clinic in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in July of 2002. Sarahi was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and a shunt was placed into her brain at birth to drain the excess fluid that would accumulate. In November of...

Jose Luis’ Story

When Jose Luis was born, his parents lived in a very rural area where there were no roads or buses. His father, Ruperto, worked in the fields harvesting crops, when he was able to find work. Ruperto spent most of what he earned to support his alcohol addiction,...