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Jorge and Ana Maria Must See a Doctor

6/15/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Jorge and Ana Maria came to us last week. Currently, neither of them are working due to medical reasons and they are struggling to pay the rent and feed their six children.Awhile ago, Jorge got sick and needed to go to the doctor. The medicine he needed to take in order to cure his illness was very expensive. The family is still paying off these expenses. Recently,...

Julia Must Support Her Three Grandchildren (FA146)

6/15/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Julia is the grandma of three: 7-year old Maribel, 4-year old Yovani, and 3-year old Jose Luis. One of her daughters died last year and the other couldn't care for her children. Now Julia is the sole caretaker of all three children. She doesn't have a steady job, instead she washes clothes by hands when she can find work. Julia's husband passed away 7 years ago due...

Clinic in Tierra Linda!

6/14/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Yesterday, We had a clinic in Tierra Linda ...... it Was a medical / dental and veterinary medicine. This clinic WAS held in conjunction with the LIFE group. It Was a great clinic, They saw over 60 general medical Patients, the dentist WAS Kept busy all day and the Veterinarians sterilizer / nuetered / vaccinate more than a dozen dogs. They Will Be Returning to...

Families receiving milk for Their Children.

6/14/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Once a month, over 70 families We Have Come to recieve milk for Their Children. Some of them to be very young babies, toddlers or Other's a little old older. This milk has Been Generally prescribed by a doctor. The mothers Either Are Unable to breastfeed or the Children Have Another problem. Yesterday we where pleased to Have A student from the North...

Father's Day Food Baskets Will Be Given out in Guatemala on June 17th.

6/13/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi Everyone, I'm just posting a reminder Mayan Families That Plans to distribute the Baskets Father's Day this week on June 17th so if you Would like to purchase one for your or a family sponsored Families in Need, please do so soon. Sharon's note Please see Below for details. Thank you to all Who are sending a basket for a family in need. Any food...

Margarita's Family is Going Hungry (FA145)

6/11/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi Everyone, Family Aid Another family needs help. Margarita Came to Our Office last week desperate to get some help for her family. Her husband Roberto Had His appendix removed a month ago and Them Since I've Been HAVING Problems digesting food. They Do not Have money to go back to the doctor or to buy medicines for him. They Have 3 girls, Hannah is 9 and...

Harriet Sweet Developed pressure sores (A71)

6/9/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi Everyone, Harriet is a very sweet 83 year old Lady Who Had a stroke recently. Her left side is now paralyzed and due to her advanced age she Will not Be Able to recover completely. She spends her days lying on her bed, she Hardly Speaks and needs help with the MOST basic events Things Such as turning in bed. We recently found out she has Some Pressure sores in...

Ponciana Needs More Treatment FA115

6/8/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi Everyone, Ponciana is again in need of medical assistance. You may remember Ponciana is the woman who had to have her leg amputated because of a large gangrenous tumor on her foot. Ponciana is currently having lots of tests done to ascertain exactly what caused the tumor that required the amputation of her leg. The wonderful doctors at Wuku Kawoq have taken...

FA79 Selvin's Family Suffering More Illnesses

6/8/11
Blog: Mayan Families
We posted about Selvin back in December 2010 when he dropped out of school after his father died to help his mother support his siblings needs. Selvin and his family are suffering more illness. Selvin's mother, Pedrina, who came to us for the first time last year when he had injured his hand, has returned to Mayan Families recently because the family--and Selvin...

(FA137) Evelinda and Her Children Need Assistance with Medical and School

6/8/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Evelinda has had to rely entirely on her husband's income in order to support herself and her two children. But he left her for another woman and has since started another family. He still sends a little money monthly but it is barely enough to live off. Her shoes were falling to pieces and several months ago she asked him if he could send her some extra funds so...

Marta's 4 Children Going Hungry FA122

6/8/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi Everyone, We posted about Marta and her family back in March, 2010 when Marta had a baseball-sized growth just below her knee that had become unbearable.Thankfully it was removed and was not cancer. Thankfully, the generosity of Mayan Families donors has worked again, and Marta's school-aged children all have sponsors!! Though the kids now have the means to...

Thursday at Mayan Families June-8-2011

6/8/11
Blog: Mayan Families
We were very busy yesterday ....lots of things going on.We are organizing for the medical /dental / veterinarian clinics that are coming up ...we have three different groups arriving....one starts next week. We also are getting the four NCU students settled into the jobs that they will be doing for the next 6 weeks.Late yesterday afternoon, we had a surprise...
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