Healthcare Success Stories

Welcome Rosaura!

Rosaura

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.

Happy Holidays from Amigos de Guatemala and ADIZ!

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.

Medical Equipment On The Move

Friday, October 14, a group of dedicated volunteers from Advance Guatemala, Amigos de Guatemala, Rotary Club of Scottsdale Sunrise and Project CURE filled up a shipping container with the much anticipated donated medical equipment.  Here are some pictures from that day.

Jan and Bob
Jan and Bob
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Dedicated volunteers
Dedicated volunteers
Boxes, boxes everywhere
Boxes, boxes everywhere
Jan and Nadine amongst the boxes
Jan and Nadine amongst the boxes

New Medical Equipment Coming to Zacualpa

What can I say other than I am ECSTATIC, bouncing off the walls!  Amigos de Guatemala did it.  The shipping costs for the $500,000 medical equipment.  Through your help, a Rotary district grant as well as a guardian angel in the form of a non-profit called Advance Guatemala, changing lives through access to better medical care.

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Amigos de Guatemala is a small operation focusing on access to education and healthcare.  This opportunity to change the lives of over 70,000 indigenous Maya will forever change the health of the Zacualpa community.

Thank you Advance Guatemala and Project C.U.R.E for being wonderful partners.  To a long and fulfilling partnership.

How can you help?  Spread the word.  There is always the need to help with education opportunities such as scholarships, keeping the library update to date and literacy besides the numerous medical needs.

A Great Partnership

ADIZ Director Fredy Argueta with ADG Director Jean Herschede
ADIZ Director Fredy Argueta with ADG Director Jean Herschede

No program can be successful without a trusting and great partnership.  Amigos de Guatemala is has been working with ADIZ – NGO and its director Fredy Argueta for many years.  It is through this partnership that so many students are able to continue with their studies.  Fredy’s goal is to improve the municipality of Zacualpa through education.

Seeing the world more clearly

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Getting glasses may not seem special but for those who struggle with unclear vision while in school, it is.  The cost of an examination is well out of the reach for our scholarship students.  Just the 1 1/2 hour bus ride is beyond their means.  Thanks to a Rotary District Grant from the Rotary Club of Anthem, Arizona, District 5490, ten of our students now have clearer vision.

If you would like to help other students with their medical needs, please click here.