Guatemala, April, 2011. Frutera, together with the local health care center in the town of San José Mogollón, offered a free medical clinic day to benefit the residents of the community.
The medical staff offered a variety of services: exams for the early detection of uterine cancer, tuberculosis vaccines and hepatitis B vaccines for both women and children.
Participants included the medical director and nurse from the local health care center, Dr. Violeta Hernández and Melvin González respectively, in addition to personnel from Frutera’s outreach program, Best Families of Escuintla.
The residents from San José Mogollón who received the free medical services from this program expressed their delight and appreciation for the opportunity afforded them by the local clinic and Frutera.
Doctor Violeta Hernández expressed her appreciation to Frutera for showing its concern for the health of the communities that surround the company’s plantations. She commented that Frutera not only offers employment opportunities to the residents of the local communities, but also concerns itself with their health and well-being.