DOÑA JULIA – Guatemala
Doña Julia was unable to see to do anything, she was completely dependent on her children to cook and care for her.
She lives in the remote area of the Petén in northern Guatemala.
Blinded by bilateral cataracts for over two years, the lively 84 year old woman was unaccustomed to spending her days alone in her house. Surgery to remove both cataract restored her vision and her independence.
Doña Julia now cleans her own house, threads a sewing needle better than her daughter, makes her morning coffee, feeds her chickens and best of all, delights in seeing her grandchildren!
Fact: Two out of three people who are blind are women.