Health
 Guatemala
Project #6982

Improving Maternal-Infant Health for Mayan Women

by Pueblo a Pueblo, Inc.
Dec 12, 2011

Christmas celebration

We had a great end of year celebration for the women in our Maternal Child Program.  Of the 67 women enrolled in the program 65 came plus 2 whose children had just graduated. One mother brought her husband and there were also several grandmothers and lots of children! We started off with games for the women, including the tocoyal race-who can put a tocoyal on first. . We also did sack races for both the women and the children. Things got very competitive-with a little pushing and shoving! The kids really enjoyed the sack races. We also played pin the star on the Christmas tree, which was a good game for the little ones.

Every women received a broom, dishcloth and bar of laundry soap-in line with our goal of improving the health of beneficiaries. Half of the brooms were donated by a local business thanks to our social work intern Vilma Concepcion Mendoza Sosof. The kids also received a small package of clothes, which were in-kind donations.

We awarded one mother Antonia Mendoza Pablo with a certificate for having attended all the classes in 2011, being on time and participating actively.  Chonita, our outreach worker,was given  a certificate of appreciation for all her hard work throughout the year .

Finally came the food, which included tamales (traditional for Christmas time), tostadas, mandarins and bananas and rosa de Jamaica juice. We also gave out little pineapple pies.

Everyone had a great time and left satisfied and ready for the holiday!  We look forward to an even stronger program with more women next year. 

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Organization Information

Pueblo a Pueblo, Inc.

Location: Neenah, WI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.puebloapueblo.org
Project Leader:
Andrew Wilson
Executive Director
Santiato Atitlan, Solola Guatemala
$7,404 raised of $10,000 goal
 
147 donations
$2,596 to go
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