Inocencia is the 46-year-old mother of eight living children (five others have passed away).
The family has migrated frm the rural area of Bolivia, and now they live in the city of Sucre. The five youngest children, ranging in age from seven to 18 years, are still in school. Two of the children are sponsored through our Chalice Levåntate Mujer Sponsor Site.
Inocencia had been experiencing abdominal pain for a long time with no diagnosis from her many visits to the doctor. Recently, the pain became so severe she had to be rushed to the hospital where she had emergency surgery to remove her gall bladder. She is now recovering at home, but the family had to take out a loan to pay the medical expenses in the amount of $1,645 to cover the cost of hospitalization, surgery, medicines, and other professional fees.
The family is very poor. Inocencia's husband supports the family as a taxi driver using his own car. He has a loan with the bank in the amount of $409 monthly, which he often struggles to pay due to his unstable income. Sometimes they are forced to get a temporary loan from relatives to make the monthly payment.
The family is unable to pay back the loan and is in desperate need of help. Our sponsor site director has come to Chalice for assistance to pay off the loan so that the family can survive financially.
Funding Request: $1,645.00
Critical Need: BLM1018B
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.
Medical Expenses, Inocencia, Bolivia
- Category: Critical Needs