Since 2000, we have been committed with the indigenous communities of Guatemala through various projects, including health collaboration, sponsorship, food projects and school tutoring.
Periodic medical journeys are carried out in the villages of the areas of Patzún (Chimaltenango) and Boloncó (Alta Verapaz), which include ambulatory medical visits, diagnosis and treatment of the most prevalent diseases.
At the same time, Informative sessions of oral hygiene, balanced nutrition and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases are also organized.
The expeditions are composed of doctors, nurses, speech therapists, physiotherapists and other voluntary health professionals who pay for their trip to the area.
Since 2000, more than 30 health expeditions have been carried out, and more than 240 volunteers have travelled (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, teachers, physiotherapists, educational psychologists and other disciplines).
Medical services provided:
- Orthopedic surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Plastic surgery: cleft lip and cleft
- General medicine
Sponsorship of children with different degrees of malnutrition, most of them from broken families due to parental alcohol problems, or extreme poverty that does not allow them to be maintained.
Sponsorships in Patzun (San Francisco de Asís Nutrition Center)
80 foster-children aged between 6 months and 14 years.
Sponsorship in Dueñas (Nido Jesús Niño Center)
50 foster- children, between 2 and 14 years old, with different degrees of physical or mental disability.
EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE
Let’s give an opportunity to the aboriginal youth of Boloncó (Guatemala). Boloncó is located in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. This region has the highest illiteracy rate in Latin America. Its population is 98% indigenous, specifically of the Mayan-q’eqchí ethnic group. Poverty is 76%, and extreme poverty reaches 27%.
Thanks to Father Junoy’s work and to the Juan Bonal Foundation, women’s Promotion Center “Ratz’um K’iche” was built with the aim of giving indigenous women who are more vulnerable and who were relegated to housework or to low-paid jobs.
This Center has been run for 20 years by the Sisters of Charity of Santa Ana. Vita Mundi has been collaborating with the center since 2007. Vitamundi annually funds a balanced diet, providing school supplies and uniforms for the 150 or more girls and teenagers who are in Middle School and High School and that, thanks to the training received, can improve their expectations by completing basic studies and, if they wish or can afford it, continue with higher education.
Women are the engine of change. Help us improve their future and of their entire community!
Vita Mundi volunteers with teaching profiles (teachers, bearer of a physical education and sports degree, Educational psychologist, social workers, …) travel periodically every year to help with the classes that are common to the teenagers of CPF Ratz’um Kiché in Bolonco (Alta Verapaz).
Vita Mundi participates in this project since 2009.
See more: Watch the video “A look at Guatemala“
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