Agroamerica conducts a study with doctors from United States

Agroamerica conducts a study with doctors from United States

Guatemala, December 2011. Agroamerica organized the visit of 12 doctors from United States to conduct a study about the health, education and lifestyle situation of the communities bordering the southwestern departments of Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu and San Marcos.

The objective of this study is to have a better understanding about the lifestyle of the people in these communities and their basic needs, so that Agroamerica can better contribute to their development.

These doctors, together with Agroamerica personnel, conducted focus groups with community leaders and surveyed more than 300 mothers from eight communities: Los Encuentros, Chiquirines, El Pomal, Carrizales, Colonia Barillas, El Palmar II, Santa Fe and Valle Lirio, where most of Agroamerica workers live.

At the end of the week-long activity, a free medical fair was held dedicated to the children of four communities. Noelia Hernández, nurse of the Health Center of Chiquirines, said: “I believe it was really good to be able to take care of 400 children.”

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