Evelyn’s Story

On a Thursday afternoon at about 4 o’clock, Evelyn came into the Mission of Hope clinic with 3 children in tow. She was so weak that she could hardly walk. She was so very thin that she looked like she was only skin and bones. She looked to be about 50 years...

Eva’s Story

Eva is a 53 year old Quechua Indian woman who lives with her husband, Alberto, in a very remote area of Bolivia. They live in an agricultural community high in the Andes Mountains near Potosi, the highest city in the world. They rode the train all night, traveling...

Julia’s Story

Julia is a 52 year old mother of 7 children. Her youngest son, Marcelo, is 10 years old. It was because of Marcelo that Julia overcame her fear of having surgery. She wanted to continue working to support him and “give him a good life.” About 3 years ago,...

Marlene’s Story

Marlene is a 36 year old woman who lives with her husband, 4 teenage children, and her elderly parents about 12 hours from Santa Cruz. They live in a small farming community of about 30 families, where they grow rice, corn, yucca, and plantains. During the 3-4 months...

Denil’s Story

  Denil is one of five children. His father is a carpenter and his mother works as a cleaning lady. Denil has been in and out of the hospital since birth with episodes of not being able to breathe. Each time this happened, his parents would rush him to the...

Vladamir’s Story

Vladimir is a 25 year old young man who lives in Oruro, Bolivia with his mother and 4 brothers and sisters. His father abandoned the family 10 years ago, and Vladimir supports himself by working as a helper on construction jobs. Vladimir’s problem began about 5 years...