We are so privileged to have access to some level of decent healthcare in the US and we realize that for the majority of the humans on the planet that this is not the case for them – certainly in rural communities within our nation and in our neighboring countries to the south.
Leah and I spent time in the refugee camps volunteering with Concern America back in 1994 and I spent another couple of years in the northern part of Guatemala, in the very rural Peten. The community health worker program there transformed the lives of people in rural communities by giving them access to skilled and caring health providers who could prescribe safe and affordable medicines in a dignified manner. That still continues and some of those original community health workers are the leaders and teachers for community programs throughout the region. The need persists and our support of what Concern America does through these dedicated health providers continues.
Please consider donating any amount and maybe even consider the equivalent of going out to dinner (since it is still not safe to dine indoors you likely are not). Make a rice and bean and tortilla supper and donate what you would have otherwise spent going to your favorite restaurant!
This year, Concern America has changed its annual Walk Out of Poverty to be a virtual one. The annual event raises much needed funds to train people to be health care providers, build water systems, be teachers, and form income-generating cooperatives in their own communities.
Please donate and join me on March 27th, virtually, so that, even from our distinct homes and communities, we are connected together by our global hearts.
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.