The indigenous live in extreme poverty and have little or no access to health care.Their challenges include illiteracy, language barriers, lack of transportation, and no services or facilities near their villages. Many do not have running water, electricity,good hygiene practices & food security.Families barely survive on $5 a day. Ill patients do not seek treatment because they do not have financial resources to pay for doctors and medicine. Lack of education hinders treatment and recovery.
Our health team provides medical care, medicine, and education to the all people living in San Martin, Jilotepeque. Chronically ill patients receive proper education about their disease and how to manage healthier lifestyles. Critically ill patients receive financial support for transportation, tests, exams, medicine,and care at appropriate hospitals. Adults and children receive vitamins. If patients cannot pay the symbolic fee of Q20 ($3) our services are free.
Hundreds of people will live healthier lives. Educated mothers will understand nutrition and hygiene and how to better care for their families.Healthier families means children have a better chance to learn in school and wage earners are more likely to seek employment. Babies suffering from malnutrition will receive formula and vitamins. Critically ill children and adults will receive proper treatment. Lives will be saved through our efforts to care for and educate people living in rural Guatema