Supporting Nurse's Training for Women in Guatemala

by Kateri Tekakwitha Fund
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Supporting Nurse's Training for Women in Guatemala
Supporting Nurse's Training for Women in Guatemala
Supporting Nurse's Training for Women in Guatemala
Supporting Nurse's Training for Women in Guatemala
Supporting Nurse's Training for Women in Guatemala
Supporting Nurse's Training for Women in Guatemala
Supporting Nurse's Training for Women in Guatemala

Summary

The Kateri Tekakwitha Fund is supporting young Indigenous women in the Guatemalan Highlands who are studying nursing, awarding scholarships for study, and helping to cover the costs of the materials and equipment needed for their programs.

$15,000
total goal
$7,330
remaining
26
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The worldwide nursing shortage is acute worldwide. This is true in Guatemala as well, especially of nurses who speak one of the 52 Guatemalan Indigenous languages. Many young Indigenous women would like to study nursing but the cost makes it beyond their reach. To make it possible for more of these women to study and help alleviate the nursing shortage, the Kateri Tekakwitha Fund is supporting young women with scholarships.

Solution

To solve this problem the Kateri Fund has established a scholarship program for study in the area of healthcare. It also provides funding for medical supplies like scissors, uniforms, and glucometers, so that the young women do not face financial hurdles when pursuing their education. With this training, the women will add to the supply of nurses, who can communicate with the Indigenous community, as well as have more opportunities to support themselves and their families.

Long-Term Impact

There are four students participating in the program in 2024. This begins a program which will be expanded over the next five years to create a pool of Indigenous women who speak the Indigenous languages of Guatemala and can better serve the population.

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Organization Information

Kateri Tekakwitha Fund

Location: Pacifica, CA - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Carmela Paz
Pacifica , CA United States

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