Bread Of Hope Announces New Health Program To Assist The Wayuu People In Columbia And Venezuela
Bread of Hope is driven by a passion to help the Wayuu people living in the arid Guajira Peninsula in Northern Colombia and Northwest Venezuela.
Bread of Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization with its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, and its sites overseas. Its new community-based health program starts with education and training that will provide Wayuu communities with the tools and knowledge they need to implement preventive care.
The program is inspired by the plight of Emilia, a Wayuu mother living in a community located inside of a landfill that serves Maicao, Colombia, near the border with Venezuela. She contacted Bread of Hope for help when she lost her two-year-old child to a diarrheal infection. It was evident that the knowledge and tools of preventative health that were necessary to prevent her daughter’s death were absent.
Bread of Hope’s team heading the new program will be fighting tirelessly to prevent more cases like this from happening. Bread of Hope hopes to effectively train community members as health aides and educate them to monitor and promote wellness in their community.
“This newly designed health program will provide opportunities for our health aides to connect with their own communities and share the gospel, healing both the body and soul,” says Herbert Rincon, Bread of Hope Director of Operations.