Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women

by Highland Support Project
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Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for 250 Guatemalan Maya Women

Project Report | Jul 8, 2024
Promoting Preventative Health Initiatives

By Lesly Ramirez | Well Being Promoter, Midwife & Doula

Everyone attends to take diabetes test
Everyone attends to take diabetes test

In women's wellness circles, preventative health has been prioritized. For this reason, In May and June, took place a glucose testing campaign, was conducted in the communities of Tazanjuyub and Pasacuash, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán, Sololá, and Quetzaltenango.

Over the years, we have worked together to create a profound respect and commitment to the development of women, who exercise significant agency in their decisions; with this, punctuality has been valued as a mutual act of responsibility by both organizers and participants. 

To promote the campaign, the community leaders were invited with anticipation to encourage women to attend a training session on diabetes, its importance, and its consequences, which was well-received.

In May, the tests were conducted in Tazanjuyub starting at 7 AM, with notable punctual attendance from women, men, and children. 37 tests were performed, revealing varied results; some individuals showed elevated glucose levels.

In Pasacuash, 42 tests were conducted with similar results and a large community participation. In June, another event took place in Twininwitz, La Esperanza, San Juan Ostuncalco, and Quetzaltenango, where 22 women and 6 girls participated. Some individuals also showed elevated glucose levels.

After the tests, it was found that many women were unaware of the basic concepts of diabetes and its effects. The Highland Women’s Association provided training to promote healthy eating as a preventive measure for a full life and suggests avoiding foods with high sugar levels. The importance of body care through a nutritious diet, and the reduction of chemical products and sugary drinks, which can negatively affect metabolic health and insulin production, was emphasized.

We are grateful for your generous support! Your donations make a significant difference in promoting the health and well-being of women in these communities. By supporting our initiatives, you help provide essential health education and testing, enabling women to take control of their health and make informed decisions.

We invite you to continue supporting our cause. Every contribution helps us reach more women and expand our efforts. Thank you for being a part of this important mission.

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Highland Support Project

Location: Richmond, VA - USA
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Guadalupe Ramirez
Quetzaltenango , Quetzaltenango Guatemala
$54,523 raised of $90,000 goal
 
587 donations
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