Luzviminda Pascual is a young Filipino mother, supporting two daughters alone since her husband walked out.
Her situation became increasingly difficult when long hours of hard, physical work damaged her back. Eventually, it became impossible for her to earn enough to keep her family.
Yet medical treatment in the Philippines requires lots of money for travel and treatment, neither of which were options for Luzviminda. She was in great pain, and became near-suicidal with worry.