We are proud to announce a new project with our partner Pueblo a Pueblo.  The Maternal/Child Health program provides financial support, health care and education to pregnant moms and their soon to be born babies.

The program was initiated in 2006 and is designed to give mothers and their children the medical and educational support they need to survive the most vulnerable periods of pregnancy and early childhood. Mothers receive full pre- and post-natal care and children receive free medical attention from birth until age five.

This program fits perfectly with one of the goals of the Coffeelands Foundation, which is access to health care. There is also a strong educational component as the young mothers are giving on-going nutritional training and meet regularly to learn from their community peers. 

 

 Sarah Otis, Communications Coordinator, Pueblo a Pueblo with Leticia Toj Umal, Director of the Rxiin Tnamet Health Clinic and Vilma Mendoza, Maternal/Child Health program manager. The health clinic offers full medical services and provides young mothers and their children with health screenings.

Sarah Otis, Communications Coordinator, Pueblo a Pueblo with Leticia Toj Umal, Director of the Rxiin Tnamet Health Clinic and Vilma Mendoza, Maternal/Child Health program manager. The health clinic offers full medical services and provides young mothers and their children with health screenings.

Getting off to a good start is the goal of the Maternal/Child Health program and we are proud to be able to support this worthwhile initiative. The project is managed by Vilma Mendoza, a native of Santiago de Atitlan. She works closely with the partner health clinic, Rxiin Tnamet, to provide community outreach skills and education to the women in the program.