One of our scholarship students lives in a house that is constantly compromised. It is along a steep cutout. When it rains, the water runs through the house causing damage to the structure and the family’s health. A caring supporter helped underwrite the cost of creating diversion walls so that the water will flow around the house and not through it.
There are different ways to pivot during the pandemic. The medical center in Zacualpa has taken advantage of the donated medical equipment from Project CURE to create a COVID-19 treatment room, the first in the department of el Quiché.
Thanks to the Rotary District 5220, 262 families will have food during this pandemic in Zacualpa, el Quiché, Guatemala. Due to the shelter in place and strict curfews, people cannot work. These hard workers work today to buy food for tomorrow. There is not such concept as a food pantry in Guatemala. People work today to buy tomorrow’s food.
There are so many things that we are grateful for. Read the following newsletter to learn more: https://mailchi.mp/0817df686c48/spring-newsletter-from-amigos-de-guatemala-3038561
Amigos de Guatemala welcomes our new partner who will be managing the day to day activities such as working with the scholarship students as well as any projects we are working on. Her name is Rosaura Guadalupe Zacarías Chanchavac. She is from the department of Quiché, Guatemala and lives in Zacualpa. She promises to take on this job with great responsibility, honesty, punctuality and above all with a lot of interest. Rosaura did her university internship at ADIZ. She has also been an elementary school teacher. She continued her studies at the University and graduated as a teacher of secondary education and recently complete her education in Educational Administration.
This is the time of year of reflecting and giving thanks to all of our amigos. From new students to training indigenous midwives and medical professionals through our partnership with Project CURE to our recent graduates, 2017 has been an exciting year. None of this would happen without our sponsors and supporters. Muchisimas gracias. Plese continue to spread the word.