The primary school teacher could no longer see the work of her students.
Viviana can correct school work again
Different lens strengths
Viviana Chacolla (54) works as a primary school teacher in Santa Cruz (Bolivia). In order to improve her low salary, she drives a Tuktuk taxi in the afternoon. When Viviana came to us she was desperate: although she had glasses from long ago, she was no longer able to see well with them and had given up on clear vision. Viviana was amazed to learn that lenses come in different strengths.
A colleague corrected for her
Viviana said: “I was no longer able to read my students’ notebooks, and I was also unable to enter notes. A colleague secretly helped me and I was very afraid that my headmaster would notice and I would lose my job.”
Viviana lives with her single daughter and granddaughter in a poor area on the outskirts of Santa Cruz. She can read a fairy tale to her granddaughter for the first time.
Photos: Martin Aufmuth; story: Martin Aufmuth