"I’m 25 years old, and I just got my odontology diploma. My monthly fees are usually around Bs. 30,000. With this crisis there’s not that many patients, and without patients I spend the whole day in the office with nothing to do. I live with my mom and sister, we all work, but the money is not enough to keep our household running. We eat less, and sometimes we skip meals. In august 2015 I weighed 83 kilos, today I’m 72. I’m tall, my size 34 pants hang loose. I feel shame and helplessness when I have to prescribe a dental hygiene treatment with medicine that is nowhere to be found. Today at 12 am there will be a blackout, here in el llano we will sleep in the heat. This is the country that remains." -Octavio.