|The Antigua municipal building on New Years Day, 2018. The midpoint of the NHI season.
Nursing Heart Friends,
Often asked about our activities in the off-season, I am quick to respond that we think about the past, especially the year past, and plan for the season ahead. In this past year we had over 4,400 encounters with persons to whom we offered care. That’s a lot to think about for us. It’s more than numbers, we also have to ask ourselves impact questions.
There are two programs that I believe especially benefit the people in Guatemala. This year our organization provided 540 women with a cervical cancer screening exam. Of those screened over 5% of the women, 29 to be exact, needed treatment. This process saves lives.
The other program that I feel benefits many is the stove program. Working with Chapina Stoves, we install high efficiency wood burning stoves that bring better health to family, their economic lives and the environment. This year we installed 51 stoves impacting more than 230 people.
We are proud of our work and incredibly grateful to the 129 folks from the USA who helped us accomplish the work this year. Your donations helped us support them and our thanks to you is constant.