Please join me as I walk for Concern America. I started with this organization in refugee camps in Mexico over 25 years ago, and then as communities began to return to Guatemala, we were invited to accompany them in the process of peace and recreating society. Together with the Concern America team, we developed the Health Promoter Practitioner program, which trains community members, many with only a third grade level of formal education, to diagnose and treat malaria, deliver babies, suture tendons, and so much more. I’ve been back many times and have seen practitioners who I helped to train now become the trainers of new groups of community health care providers.
This year, due to growing pandemic, Concern is changing its annual walk to be a virtual one. Now, more than ever, rural communities in Guatemala (as well as in Mexico, and Colombia) are dependent on their local health care provider and Concern needs our support to continue this work!
I hope to raise over $1,000, enough to train a community health care provider! I invite you to join me by giving and/or walking in solidarity from where you are on Saturday, April 4. If you’d prefer, please send a check to Concern America, P.O. Box 1790 Santa Ana, CA 92702 (please write Cliff in memo line).
About Concern America:
Concern America is a globally-focused community development organization that transforms need into self-sufficiency in economically impoverished regions so that community members themselves are the agents of change.