Guatemala 2016-12-31T02:00:47+00:00
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While Paramedics for Children began in Honduras, it’s only natural that our mission has expanded into Guatemala. After all: the border is only three-and-a-half miles as the crow flies from our Copán Ruinas headquarters, and the Chortí Maya, who make up the largest part of the people we serve, live on both sides of the border. In fact, there are more Chortí Maya in Guatemala than in Honduras. As the Maya take no notice of the political border, moving freely back and forth between villages and countries, we also are moving with them.

No one has worked harder in that effort than our VP Silvana Ayuso. Though we have had no official Guatemalan headquarters other than her home office, or her briefcase as she travels, Paramedics for Children has brought many of its programs to a variety of locations throughout Guatemala. This year should mark the first of our permanent clinics opening in Guatemala.

Paramedics for Children ambulances

PROVIDING EMERGENCY VEHICLES, E.M.S., FIRE AND RESCUE TRAINING

Paramedics for Children ambulances were donated and placed in service in several cities in Guatemala in 2002, including with the City of Chiquemula Fire department. Recently, Chiquemula Firefighters brought theirs by our headquarters, stll running strong after 12 years in service!

PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE AND BRIGADES

Though we have yet to open our first medical clinic in Guatemala, Paramedics for Children is still there providing medical brigades for the treatment of medical and dental and problems among the impoverished. This 2013 brigade with Flying Doctors was in held in Retalhuleu, Guatemala.

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Roz.Morton@ParamedicsForChildren.org

Volunteer Opportunities and Field Operations

Phone: +504.2651.4676

Email: Rodger.Harrison@ParamedicsForChildren.org

For nearly 20 years, Paramedics for Children has devoted our energy to passionately advocating for and assisting the impoverished, sick and indigenous peoples of our American family. Donors like you are the engine that keeps us going.

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