Scopes 4 Hope - Guatemala

Primeros Pasos is a non-profit, independent organization with a comprehensive outlook on health care. With the collaboration of health professionals, health educators, volunteers, and community leaders, Primeros Pasos offers quality and affordable health care and health education to the rural, underserved communities of Palajunoj Valley of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. In Guatemala, some social, political, economic, and educational factors influence the ability to access quality medical care and proper nutrition. In Palajunoj Valley, the consequences of these barriers are especially felt. The Valley is home to around 18,000 people throughout ten communities where 92.7% of the population is rural, and 95% is Indigenous Quiche Maya. Despite its proximity to the closest city, Quetzaltenango, many lack access to basic services such as running water and health care. At Primeros Pasos, we aim to help communities overcome these barriers. 

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