Our partners are integral to our programming and we try to support both the participants of the programs, and those who help make it possible. Our community health workers work hard to make sure other locals are receiving a helpful health education that will better their lives. The families who receive these trainings not only benefit from the knowledge, but also spread the word about its accessibility to others who may benefit. Please consider making a specific sponsorship donation to our health workers so that the community families may benefit from the health trainings they facilitate. You may specify this information in the special instructions of your Paypal donation.
Please consider supporting our community health workers. These women are working to educate local rural families on the importance of and how to implement good health and nutrition practices. These knowledgable women need your help to ensure they have the resources they need to strengthen their communities and the region as a whole.
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Micaela is one of our eldest partners has worked with Rising Minds in several capacities, including the Founder of our partner weaving cooperative. Micaela has recently graduated as a nurse and has a deep understanding of the health challenges faced in the rural communities of San Juan La Laguna. With your support, she will work with Rising Minds to deliver healthcare education to at-risk families across Panyebar with an emphasize of pre-natal and sexual healthcare practices.
Francisca is from the rural village of Pasaquim in San Juan La Laguna and has spent the last two years working in health initiatives in Panyebar. Francisca aspires to ensure that all children and mothers have adequate access to nutrition education, consume proper and adequate foods and do not suffer from preventable conditions such as diarrhea and growth impairment. With your support, she will work with Rising Minds to deliver healthcare education to at-risk families across Panyebar with an emphasize of Pre & Postnatal nutrition and healthcare practices.
Patricia has extensive experience working with community health education, specifically child nutrition up to 6 years. As a Community Health Educator, she hopes to teach the parents about how to nourish and feed their sons and daughters so that we can reduce the numbers of malnutrition in the village and improve long term health education efforts. With your support, Patricia will work with Rising Minds to deliver healthcare education to at-risk families across Panyebar with an emphasize of child nutrition and development.
Violeta lives in the rural community of Panyebar and has been working in health posts her entire career. Her interest in working in this field comes from being around kids in the community of Panyebar. It is her dream to work with kids and teach them what she knows about health, good nutrition and personal hygiene. With your support, Patricia will work with Rising Minds to deliver healthcare education to at-risk families across Panyebar with an emphasize of hygiene practices and disease prevention.
Vilma is a local resident of Panyebar who has built and maintains a unique sustainable garden with elements ranging from water filtering systems to worm farms -all of which are near to non-existent in Panyebar. Because of a lack of economical resources, Vilma’s dream is to work with Rising Minds to replicate her garden with families across the community so that ‘those with malnutrition can end it with this sustainable gardening and that all thane access to home gardens, learn gardening techniques and consuming nutritions foods. With your support, she will be replicating her garden alongside providing a garden training series with at-risk families across Panyebar.
Our community families are the ones who benefit from what the community health workers teach. Many families in Panyebar and other villages in Guatemala suffer from malnutrition or lack of health education, making the health trainings and gardening trainings all the more important. Learn more about the kinds of families Rising Minds is working with below.
Sylvia is a 27-year-old mother living in Panyebar, Guatemala. She has a 6th grade education and is a housewife. She earns less than $20 a week farming.
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Maria is a 28-year-old single mother living in Panyebar, Guatemala. She has a 5th grade education and is a housewife. She earns less than $32 a week farming.
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Florinda is a 20-year-old mother of one living in Panyebar, Guatemala. She has a 4th grade education and is a housewife. She earns less than $32 a week farming.
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Magdolena is a 24-year-old mother of two living in Panyebar, Guatemala. She has a 6th grade education and cleans houses. Her family makes less than $32 a week farming.
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