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Our New Health Facility Will Be A Reality

Thanks to the generous members of Naples United Church of Christ our new health facility will be a reality. Read their report filed in May 2015.   Board of Missions and Outreach Report on the Guatemala Medical Clinic Project Congratulations and Thank You NUCC Naples UCC is a truly remarkable community of caring people. In our

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You Saved My Son’s Life

  Ronald was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2011 at the age of 12. The family exhausted their meager savings in one month paying for transportation from their remote village to the children’s cancer center in Guatemala City. Doctors requested tests and medicine they couldn’t afford. Ronald’s parents had to deny their son treatment because they ran

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Improving Health with Chapina Stoves

  Women in rural villages in Guatemala cook between 5 and 7 hours a day, depending on the size of the family.  Daily exposure to toxic smoke is one of the world’s biggest – but least well-known killers.  The smoke causes deadly chronic and acute health effects including  lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart

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Composting Latrines

This open pit latrine contaminates ground water, has a bad odor, draws flies, and has no privacy.  Studies show the cause of many diseases is the condition of our lavatories and bad hygiene  habits. Human feces is a major pathway for micobial pathogens which cause diarrhea and other diseases which are a major cause of death, particularly

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Healthy Homes – One Floor at a Time

Stroll along the rolling hills outside of Antigua, Guatemala, and you see the tiny, thatched huts of local villagers and farmers amid the cornfields and steep slopes of the emerald countryside. Huts are a single, square room. In one corner is an open fire stove still smoldering to keep the family warm during the night. In the rest,

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