Food Bags for the Community
Malnutrition in Santa Maria mostly affects the young and elderly. You can help by purchasing a food bag that will have enough basic staples for a family of 6 for 2 months.
Opened in late 2011, we have two full-time physicians and a dentist providing general medicine and pediatric care. Without our clinic the people would only have access to a small government-run program that does not have a full time physician.
Many of the adults cannot read or write and speak Kaquichkel, a Mayan dialect. Their children must know Spanish in order to enroll in school. We provide education for more than 100 children between the ages of 2 and 6 years. In addition to reading, writing, math, geography, and science projects, we also provide a daily meal to help combat the chronic malnutrition.
Our children's library is open 5 days a week and has over 2,000 books plus an extensive audiobook library.