Guatemala, April 2012. As a part of Frutera’s social programs, they held medical clinics in various schools to treat intestinal parasites which plague the members of the communities in San José Mogollón and El Jabalí. These clinics were co-sponsored by the local health clinic and the municipality of Nueva Concepción, Escuintla.
More than 1,500 students from first to sixth grades and more than 40 teachers, directors, and mothers took part in the clinics.
The objective of this activity was to put into practice the theme of self-management which Frutera teaches the participating mothers in their “Safe Food” program. The mothers learn how to form alliances and manage projects with the local medical clinic, teachers, and COCODES to benefit the children in their communities.
Olga Lorena Sirin, the director of the El Jabalí School, demonstrated her appreciation to Frutera and commented, “We met our goal of reducing the illnesses associated with intestinal parasites, such as diarrhea, that so adversely affect our students. Congratulations to Frutera for their concern with the health of the local communities.”