2023 Team Video
by Ceci Tapia-Santiago
In 2016 the team bussed eight hours to San Miguel Ixtahuacán, a remote and rugged area in western Guatemala. At a recently built but unstaffed hospital—and on outreach throughout the region— volunteers treated over 1,500 patients and trained 20 comadronas (midwives). Many lives were touched, including a 17-year-old “tongue-tied” boy whose future has been brightened by a simple medical procedure.
Community Development Team
The “stovers” ventured to the community of Mush Nan where they installed water filters and highly efficient stoves in 88 homes and one school. These efforts impacted over 800 people including the woman in this video. She had been cooking on a three-stone fire on the ground her entire life.