Quality healthcare is a basic human right. But in the low-resource rural communities surrounding San Lucas, access to healthcare is scarce. Even in the city, many residents cannot afford treatment for disease.
But thanks to donors like you, the Mission Healthcare Program operates a hospital on a pay-what-you-can basis and runs a Health Promoter Program, which trains residents of rural communities to prevent and identify common illnesses among their population.
One of the illnesses that Health Promoters are trained to identify is child malnutrition. Since the onset of the program, Health Promoters have reduced childhood deaths due to malnutrition by 80%.
The Healthcare Program treats over 20,000 patients per year. Patients travel from across Guatemala and even come from other countries in Central America to access the pay-what-you-can services at the Mission Hospital, including x-rays, dentistry, podiatry, and surgeries.
The leadership of the Healthcare Program will designate your donation to the area where it is needed most. Some donations will be used to pay salaries for physicians, nurses and techs. Some donations will be used for protective gear, nebulizers, and respiratory medication as Covid continues to spread in Guatemala. Other donations may be used to provide stipends for rural health promoters or equip them with nutritional supplements for children suffering from malnutrition.
Your gift will do transformative, life-saving work in San Lucas. Thank you for your generosity.
Friends of San Lucas supports development in San Lucas Tolimán and the surrounding communities in Guatemala. We work through a locally-based organization: the San Lucas Mission. The Mission runs seven programs, including:
Our services touch the lives of 75% of people living in the greater San Lucas area. Almost all of the support for the Mission comes from contributions from donors like you. Our work is made possible by more than 100 employees in Guatemala, working tirelessly for the common good.