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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I Know You...!!! - Part Three

Just like the rainbow wouldn't be as perfect as it is without each of its colors, AHMEN's Community Empowerment Program, wouldn't be growing into what it is without each of its members. I want to continue this ongoing series introducing the faces of the AHMEN-SIFAT Initiative by featuring two dynamic leaders focusing on projects so vital to the future of Honduras.

Julia Garcia, from Sambita, has been serving the communtiy by teaching fellow community agents how to monitor blood pressure using the instruments they received at AHMEN'srecent International Medical Seminar in Cusuna. As a part of her graduation project she will coordinate with the local health center in Sambita to search for patients needing advanced long-term care associated with hypertension and heart disease. Also thinking in terms of the legacy her community will leave for the next generation, Julia is promoting campaigns on waste management and recycling. 

A man by the name of Polanco from Iriona Puerto has been demonstrating his concern for ecology and environmental issues. He has partnered with a local Menonite project and has been named president of the Community Board. From this position, Polanco is preparing a framework for improved nutrition and sanitation in the area. 

I, for one, am impressed that Byron Morales is helping his students understand the very important links between food security, disease prevention, and environmental integrity.  The AHMEN-SIFAT Initiative, AHMEN's Community Empowerment Program, is changing lives.  Please contact me today about making a monthly or yearly contribution to the program!

Together, we are the difference. 

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