The Journey Continues!

We’ve come back from Guatemala after another couple of weeks filled with good experiences. Our first week, we trained 15 comadronas (traditional midwives) in Santiago Atitlán, on the edge of a large lake, Lago Atitlán, with a beautiful backdrop of … Read More

Overview of the project

This video is the first in a series introducing some of the team and a little about what we do.

A Diverse and Wonderful trip to el Novillero- Feb. 2019

This February, our Safe Motherhood team was comprised of a Canadian doctor and maternity nurse and 3 Guatemalan Registered Midwives. We went to el Novillero, Sta. Lucia Utatlán, Guatemala. This little town is perched in the highlands along the Pan … Read More

Update from San Marcos and Sipacapa

  We had another amazing time in Guatemala this year training further comadronas. We spent our time in the Department of San Marcos, in 2 different areas. During our first week, we trained 40 from rural areas NW of San … Read More

2017 Update- Chisec

This year we spent 2 weeks in a small town called Chisec, in the Department of Alta Vera Paz, 7 hours NE of Guatemala City. This town serves approx. 6,000 people including those from the surrounding hamlets and villages. Many … Read More

2016 Update – San Juan Argueta

We had another amazing time in Guatemala training further comadronas, (a.k.a. traditional birth attendants) as well as volunteer firemen/ paramedics and nurses. We spent 2 weeks in a small town called San Juan Argueta in the Department of Sololá. This … Read More

Gloria Cutuj

Comadrona from San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala Gloria is our trainer extraordinaire. She was one of our very first students in 2003. At the time, she was working as the Promoter of Health for her hometown of San Martín, which is in … Read More

Cenaida Juarez

Comadrona from San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala Cenaida was instrumental in the beginnings of this project. In 2001, she was  president of a Committee looking at ways to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in remote areas of her municipality, San Lucas … Read More

Amanda Shibley, RN

Registered Nurse from Golden BC, Canada Amanda first decided to go into nursing because she wanted a career that would enable her to travel. She was completely unaware of the world of opportunities that this profession would unlock. She graduated … Read More

Birte Paschen, RM

Registered Midwife in Vernon BC, Canada Born and raised in Germany, Birte has always had a great interest in languages and travelling. In 1996 she spent two months in Guatemala, where the Civil War was just ending. She fell in … Read More

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