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Maria Elena

GUADALUPE, N.L., N.L., Mexico / Health

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A loan helped to pay for her mother's dental prosthesis.


Maria Elena's story

María Elena is a young woman who is 25 years of age. She lives with her mother in the municipality of Guadalupe. María Elena is single and works for an operations company.

She took her mother to a dental clinic for an examination. María Elena is worried because her mother is not able to eat properly, which has left her depressed and not wanting to speak to anyone. Her mother has very few teeth and does not like their appearance, which also prevents her from eating well. As a result, María Elena’s mother does not want to be around the rest of the family and gets easily depressed. Her condition is affecting both her physical and mental health.

Her mother needs a prosthesis so that she can have a new set of teeth and be able to eat more regularly. María Elena wants her mother to start treatment, but unfortunately, she is not able to pay this expense. For this reason, she is requesting a loan to cover the cost of the treatment without affecting her finances.

Her mother is now motivated by the thought of having a new set of teeth because she knows she will be able to smile again and be around her grandchildren and other family members without having to worry about her appearance.