2020 was a year like no other. Despite all that happened, we continued working to meet the needs of the villages we work with and support the local public health system. Our goal to empower rural Mayan villagers in Guatemala to progress toward improved health for all remained unchanged. Despite a lockdown in late March in Guatemala, our in-country team continued to send out medicines and supplies. We truly appreciate all your support and encouragement as we all worked together to get through the many challenges of our time. Thank you/Mil gracias from all of us at GVH.
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To improve individual and village health in rural Guatemala through education, empowerment of local leaders, and development of local health providers.
We voice our solidarity with the ongoing struggles of all people of color for justice and equity as we all are viewing firsthand the horrors of the ongoing institutionalized racism in our country - from police openly murdering Black men to the shooting of a pregnant Black woman peacefully protesting this injustice. It is this same systematic oppression following the genocide of the indigenous Mayan villagers of Guatemala which leads to the largest inequities in access to access to healthcare, education and the ability to earn a living wage in any country in the world - it is time for CHANGE TODAY!