I am walking with Concern America in the annual Walk Out of Poverty to bring health care, clean water, education, and economic opportunities to impoverished communities in Latin America. As a Board Member I’ve had the privilege of visiting Guatemala to witness first hand how Concern America trains community volunteers to be health care promoters, build water systems, teachers, and form income-generating cooperatives in their own communities. What makes Concern America unique? Instead of sending doctors to cure the sick or engineers to build water systems, Concern America trains community members to provide these services themselves. In Guatemala, Health Practitioners can diagnose and treat malaria, hypertension, attend complicated deliveries, even perform basic surgeries, all for about $3.oo per consultation. Community members in Mexico constructed water systems, providing 436 families with a clean water source in their homes, costing only $100 per household.
On April 13th, I will be walking with a goal to raise $3,800. In prior years, friends, family and coworkers have been very generous and for that I am truly grateful! If you would like help with this cause, any donation would be appreciated. Please join me so that Together We Can Walk for people to transform need into self-sufficiency.
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.