Category: Guatemala – October 2013

Preparation is No Breeze!
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Preparation is No Breeze!

Occasionally, supporters of CCC comment that they would like to “breeze off” with us to one of our destinations, say, Guatemala, or Kenya, or Haiti.  The fact is that getting to our work sites is no “breeze.” When CCC goes overseas, we have already accomplished a huge set of tasks since we must travel with...

Update: The Guatemala Projects are Right Around the Corner!
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Update: The Guatemala Projects are Right Around the Corner!

The Guatemala Projects, Coban Hospital and Chisec, are right around the corner and the CCC team is in full motion getting prepared.  The Ministry of Health letter is in its last stage, all the supplies have been received and we are busy organizing and packing it all up. Ground support with our partners, Asociación Compañero...

CCC Prepares for Guatemala and Learns About Mayan Cultural Health Values
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CCC Prepares for Guatemala and Learns About Mayan Cultural Health Values

Indigenous Mayans and their Health Practices Using western medicine to treat indigenous people presents challenges in overcoming cultural differences and communicating. When CCC works in Coban, Guatemala at the end of September, it needs some grounding in ways traditional Mayans confront illness and health and their views on the sources of illness and methods to...

Coban, Guatemala and Local Mayan Women
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Coban, Guatemala and Local Mayan Women

Coban, Guatemala is not a prime tourist destination; rather, surrounded by mountains and located at 4330 feet, it is a coffee-growing region. The fourth largest city in Guatemala, Coban, about 4-5 hours drive (219 kilometers) from the capital, has a population of around 100,000 people. The local people are predominantly Q’eqchi, a group that represents...

Planning for Guatemala Project: September 2013
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Planning for Guatemala Project: September 2013

The Cure Cervical Cancer team is excited for our next project in Guatemala, and we are busily getting ready! We’re currently organizing all our supplies: a 200-pound shipment arrived last week, and we’ve been unpacking ever since. In association with Asociacion Companero Para Cirugia, we will establish two ongoing, sustainable “See and Treat” clinics for...

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