Health

In Guatemala, chronic child malnutrition is the highest in the Western hemisphere. Often exceeding 80% of the population, it leads to stunted growth and poor brain development.

We work to improve children's health by: 

  • Assess the growth status of children starting at the age of 6 months.

  • Micronutrient distribution.

  • Provide family planning and birth control.

  • Distribute toothbrushes and toothpaste to the children in the schools, teach about oral hygiene, and provide dental care.

  • Construct composting toilets and and educate families about proper use and maintenance.

We hold clinics each team trip to: 

  • Treat patients for both acute and chronic diseases.

  • Provide fluoride varnish to the children every six months.

  • Distribute medications as needed.

And we provide training to:

  • Health workers in every village.

  • Midwives using internationally-recognized materials.

  • Teach the value of vitamins and proper nutrition.