Guadelupe Noemi Gomez Rojas lived for 10 years with cataracts and crossed eyes before health promoters visited her school and arranged for surgeries and eyeglasses at the Visualiza Clinic. She lives with her mother and five siblings in a one-room hut with a dirt floor. The neighborhood is one of the most dangerous in Guatemala.
She keeps her precious eyeglasses safe in a cardboard box that contains all of her belongings. Now that she can see, she is able to clean the house and care for her brother and sisters. Her mother works washing clothes in order to earn enough money for food each day. The only sign of food in the house this day are a few candy wrappers and a jar of marshmallow fluff. The eye clinic's five-year plan calls for construction of an outreach clinic in the area.