Help Support the Work in Nebaj, Guatemala
Many vulnerable individuals who live in the city of Nebaj, Guatemala, face poverty and ill health. It was here that Doctor Juan Pablo Noriega had a vision more than 15 years ago for a hospital that would provide care for a community where over 40% of the population had no access to reliable healthcare services. There is a great need for reliable healthcare, especially for young children, since 16% of infants suffer from low birth weight, and 50% of all children are malnourished.
In 2015, plans were developed for a new hospital to replace the building that was becoming inadequate for the community's needs. The new facility, when complete, will cost approximately $3 million (USD) and will include 24 beds, x-ray and ultrasound equipment, an upgraded dental clinic, an operating room, and community meeting spaces. The first floor of the hospital is now nearing completion. The next phase of construction includes purchasing an x-ray machine and other essential equipment, totalling $300,000 CDN.
The visionary Carolina Noriega oversees 𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡-𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, especially 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟. This educational haven nurtures young minds and has a profound ripple effect on our mission to bring accessible and dignified healthcare to the vulnerable in Nebaj.
The children of hospital staff, motivated by the opportunities this school affords them, inspire their parents to continue their critical work at the hospital. The result? The hospital is better equipped to provide essential healthcare to those in need.
Now, we need your help to ensure this transformative journey continues. The upcoming school year requires funds to support seven dedicated teachers who will play a pivotal role in shaping the futures of these young minds. ImpactHope aims to raise $12,000 to support the school and fully sponsor these teachers.
Your contribution can make an immeasurable difference. 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞: To support the school, designate your donation to ‘EDUCATION’ in the comments section.