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Help pay medical costs in Paraguay

$1,030 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 19 people in 2 months
Hilda Ibarrola Otazu is a dedicated teacher who has spent her teaching career in Asuncion, Paraguay in its poorest barrio, working for the Fe y Alegria movement. She is a young mother with a son, and for many years would get up at 3am to travel to and from her work, which involved a three kilometre walk along dirt roads to arrive at the school “Ca’acupemi” in Bañado Norte. I met and lived with Hilda when I volunteered in the same barrio in 2009, and many times following that when I returned. She is a beautiful woman who gives everything of herself to her students. Late last year, she was diagnosed with a type
of blood cancer. Much of her treatment and care is paid for by insurance, but she currently needs support to fundraise for a PET scan,  which costs around $2500. This amount is what early career teachers in Paraguay make in an entire year. Any small contribution you can make toward this gofundme will be greatly appreciated!
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to this campaign! I'm thrilled to let you know that the money is now with Hilda in Paraguay and we have almost fully funded her PET scan. I will let you know of the results as soon as I know them. Thanks for your solidarity and community spirit x The below video is an old one! I made it in 2010 and it shows the barrio where Hilda works as a teacher. It takes lots of commitment to work in such difficult circumstances, and live in a house with no running water. This support you have given makes a huge difference! xx
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Raised by 19 people in 2 months
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