Thanks to the generosity of individuals and Mill Creek Rotary Club, we successfully sent a shipping container filled with essential medical supplies from Seattle to Guatemala. Our fantastic team of volunteers in Seattle came together in a warehouse space to organize and pack all the donated medical supplies and medications onto pallets and into the shipping container. After several weeks of hard work, we finally shipped the container off in September! In October the container arrived in Guatemala and encountered a bit of an obstacle at customs, resulting in its unexpected delivery at a GVH staff member's family home at 3am! Despite the container's surprise delivery, our incredible team in Guatemala was ready to go and transferred the medical supplies into the house. From there, the medical supplies will be sent out to the village health centers. We are so grateful for all those involved in the process of getting these essential medical supplies from Seattle to Guatemala!
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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!