Dear Supporter of Mayanza,
We are excited to share with you that our team will return to Santigo next week for another busy and fulfilling week of work in the schools.
This week was the community wide fair that honors the namesake of the town of Santiago, the "feria de santiago apostol". From music, to dancing, beauty contests, rides and special food, the fair is an event for the whole community. Most children attend this celebration with their parents, and these celebrations go on for many days into the wee hours of the morning.
So, we decided to bring our team down the next week and increase our chances of more children attending school and receiving the benefits of our health screenings. We will continue to screen for anemia, check growth and offer de-worming medications in an attempt to prevent anemia.
Why focus on anemia? Long-term anemia effects the growth and development of children, physically and mentally. Children who grow and develop healthy go on to become a source of economic stability in their families which in turn affect the rates of poverty, abuse and malnutrition in the community.
Help us to break the cycle of anemia, a contributing factor in poverty in Guatemala! We need your support to continue this important work in Santiago. Please consider making a donation today.
Maximon is part of the celebrations at the feria.