Health, Death and Poverty in Indigenous Guatemala (6 of 30)

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Photographs of the young Rodrigo. This 49-year old father of five children, who suffers from diabetes and lack of nutrition, has chosen not to receive a treatment in order to spare his family from financial difficulties.

In Guatemala, death too often represents a heavy financial burden. On top of their lack of basic necessities, many families have to deal not only with grief but also with huge debts for the wake and funeral.

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