It happens all the time.
In the United States, a dislocated knee is quickly treated. The pain is minimized with proper medications. And the outlook is almost always positive.
But not in Bolivia. And certainly not for a family as poor as Noemi’s.
When she fell while playing and dislocated her knee, her family could not afford to take her to the hospital for treatment.
A year passed. Noemi’s knee did not recover; in fact, it grew worse. She was unable to walk without crutches.
But because Noemi began attending a Latin America ChildCare elementary school in Bolivia, she was eligible to receive money from the “Extreme Poverty Fund.” Friends like you give to provide this fund to help families in cases of emergency job loss or medical need.
She was finally able to see a specialist who could help her. While her knee may never fully recover, she was able to receive the care, physical therapy, and medication she needed to get back on her feet. Noemi and her family are eternally grateful for the help they received from the Extreme Poverty Fund.