A humble father and mother move with their child to the large city of Mumbia from a small village. They are looking for better opportunities. They enroll their son in a fine private school, which they must work hard to pay for. But things are going well until the mother contracts a serious illness requiring an operation. Now the father must work an extra job to earn money for doctors and medical care, but his ailing wife throws an unbelievable wrench into her husband's plan to save her life.