Posts Tagged ‘Guatemala’

Meet Jessica Oliveira

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Jessica Oliveira, Guatemala Program Director, Founder of the School of POWHER Why did you join Saving Mothers? At the time, I had gone on a few global health surgical trips which exposed me to travel, culture, and the disparities women in developing worlds live with. Then…

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Meet Yeshika Mendoza de Paz

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Yeshika Mendoza de Paz, Volunteer Coordinator & Lead Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I joined because of the love for my people and my community. With Saving Mothers I am helping the people that need it the most and I know I am helping…

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Meet Rosario Mendoza Sapalú

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Rosario Mendoza Sapalú Clinical Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I wanted to help the women in my community. How long have you been working for Saving Mothers? 4 years What has been the most life-changing experience for you in working for Saving Mothers? I…

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Meet Ana Maritza Lacan Petzey

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Ana Maritza Lacan Petzey, Clinical Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I wanted to help the women in my community. How long have you been working for Saving Mothers? 4 years What has been the most life-changing experience for you in working for Saving Mothers?…

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Meet Juana Pospoy Chicajau

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Juana Pospoy Chicajau, Clinical Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I wanted to improve my skills so I could better help the women in my community. How long have you been working for Saving Mothers? 4 years What has been the most life-changing experience for…

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Meet Concepcion Mendoza Sosof

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Concepcion Mendoza Sosof Program Coordinator and Lead Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I really loved the idea of working with and supporting the comadronas in our community so I was excited when I heard about the School of POWHER. How long have you been…

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Meet Maria Candelaria

Our Guatemala School of POWHER for comadronas is on its fourth session. Every Monday hear from one of our local staff members on what they have to say about working for the school: What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Maria Candelaria Lopez Culan Assistant Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I…

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Saving Mothers is Published

We are very excited to announce that Saving Mothers was featured in “The Week Magazine”! AND we are pleased to announce that the manuscript “How a Training Program in Rural Guatemala is Transforming the Role of Traditional Birth Attendants from Cultural Practitioners to Unique Healthcare Providers” created by Dr. Tara Shirazian (Cofounder and President of SM), Sasha Hernandez (SM Research Fellow…

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Woman of the Week: Rigoberta Menchú Tum

An indigenous Guatemalan woman of the K’iche’ branch of the Mayan culture, Rigoberta Menchú has dedicated her life to promoting the rights of indigenous peoples. She became active in the women’s rights movement as a teenager and later was a prominent workers’ rights advocate. In 1992 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition…

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