Volunteers help in Guatemala

During a recent trip I traveled to Guatemala with a group of volunteers from the non-profit organization, Worthy Village. I had the opportunity to observe them as they worked in schools and clinics in towns and villages around Lake Atitlan. Prior to the health clinics and educational visits to school the volunteers prepared donations brought from the United States and Guatemala. Supplies included tooth brushes and tooth paste, bandage supplies, over the counter medicines such as; tylenol, ibuprofen, antacids and anti fugal cremes. Nurses saw a variety patients in the community clinics with aliments from generalized pain, to head aches, dehydration and more serious medical conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems.

Worthy Village is a non-profit organization that aims at promoting health and well-being for women and children in Guatemala. They provide economic opportunities, education and healthcare for a number of individuals in rural areas. Worthy Village buys items that are hand made by artisan women to help them support their families, visit schools to educate children about different aspects of healthy living, such as proper hand hygiene, nutrition and dental care and they provide health clinics to members of the communities.

More more information visit Worthy Village.

Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, prepare supplies for health clinics in rural villages of Guatemala around Lake Atitlan.
Over the counter medicine, such as antacids where among the donations received by Worthy Village to be given out during medical clinics.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, prepare supplies for health clinics in rural villages of Guatemala around Lake Atitlan.
Donated tooth brushes are always welcomed. Worthy Village volunteers visit schools in local villages to teach children about dental hygiene.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, prepare supplies for health clinics in rural villages of Guatemala around Lake Atitlan.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, prepare supplies for health clinics in rural villages of Guatemala around Lake Atitlan.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, prepare supplies for health clinics in rural villages of Guatemala around Lake Atitlan.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, prepare supplies for health clinics in rural villages of Guatemala around Lake Atitlan.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, prepare supplies for health clinics in rural villages of Guatemala around Lake Atitlan.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, prepare supplies for health clinics in rural villages of Guatemala around Lake Atitlan.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, prepare supplies for health clinics in rural villages of Guatemala around Lake Atitlan.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, prepare supplies for health clinics in rural villages of Guatemala around Lake Atitlan.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Registered nurses work with interpreters during community health clinics in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
A volunteer checks the finger stick blood sugar of a patient during a medical clinic in Santa Catarina.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
A physician meets with a patient in a private room.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
A registered nurse checks a patient complaining of foot pain.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
A volunteer checks a medication list before giving medicine for a patients to bring home.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
A teacher volunteers her time to interact and educate children while they wait to be seen.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
A teacher reads to children during a clinic as they wait to be seen by the registered nurses.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
A registered nurses reacts to this patient during a clinic.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, operate a community health clinic in the town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Many children and women were seen by the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Children listen to the presentation of Worthy Village volunteers. Volunteers taught the class about dental hygiene and healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Children raise their hands for a chance to win prizes.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
These young students react to receiving brand new tooth brushes. Worthy Village visits schools to help promote dental hygiene.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Young students interact to the smart phone of one of the volunteers.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of Santa Catarina, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of San Juan in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Children at this school in San Juan listen to a presentation about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of San Juan in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of San Juan, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of San Juan in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of San Juan, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of San Juan in Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.
Volunteers and registered nurses working with the non-profit organization, Worthy Village, visited a school town of San Juan, Guatemala. Volunteers taught children about proper dental and hand hygiene, as well as healthy eating habits.

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