About six times a year, doctors come here to Guatemala to visit the sick. Some doctors come to help the pregnant women. Some come to help the children. Some are able to work with anyone in a family. We even had a foot doctor come once!! Know any doctors or nurses who want to come for a week to help?
We have a small building that we rent in Santa Ana which is our clinic. We have some medical equipment and medicines there. The people will come early in the morning and wait all day to see the doctor.
We also travel to other villages to have medical clinics. Sometimes someone will let us use their house for the people to come to see a doctor. Sometimes a local clinic or hospital will let us use their space.
Sometimes people are too sick or can't come that far to see a doctor. Then the doctors make house calls. Even when the doctors go back to the USA, Orfe and I and the young people will continue to visit those that are sick and homebound.
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012