Nine months ago Nely Ramos Malaga went into premature labor with Baby Nilda. Afraid and alone in the isolated rural village of Chuchial, Nely turned to the only health support her village can rely on regularly: the Community Health Promoter, Marleni Rodas. Armed with three years of health training from Etta Projects, Marleni quickly called the ambulance and while they waited over four-hours for its arrival, Marleni single-handily delivered Baby Nilda. Later after a doctor examined Nely and Baby Nilda he shared, “Given the weak and fatigue state of Nilda, it is doubtful that either the mother or the baby would have survived without the health promoter.”
Etta Projects has trained and empowered over 50 women health promoters from 15 rural villages to effectively respond to health needs in their communities. These courageous women leaders promote and advocate for improved hygiene and sanitation, family planning and nutrition. Today, with your generous support, medical supplies and services are available in isolated villages as health promoters administer first aid kits, facilitate health promotion activities, volunteer at local health centers, and care for the sick, injured and pregnant.
This year Etta Projects celebrates 10 years of impact in rural Bolivia. We have supported more approximately 61,850 people throughout the Department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia to implement sustainable water, sanitation and health projects. Thank you!!!!