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Working to Reduce Maternal and Infant Deaths and Improve the Quality of Life for Women and Children in Latin America

GPA works with local communities that have the capacity to be agents of change

Stories from the Field

 

Read the inspiring stories from people on the ground making a difference in the lives of their families and communities.

At 26, Andrés Guacash Vazques is both a community health promoter working in the indigenous community of Zitin, Chiapas (Mexico), and a recent graduate of GPA’s High School Leadership Program in Guaquitepec, a program he participated in for two years. Andres, who is th...

Meet María García Hernández, one of our outstanding young leaders from the community of Iwiltic, Chiapas who became a GPA intern in 2018. Maria is 20 years old, and speaks Tzeltal and Spanish. She is the 4th child from a family of 9 children, and is the first in her fa...

“My name is María del Carmen Álvarez Pérez. I live in the community of Pinabetal, Chiapas and I’m 28 years old.

I am not a midwife yet, but I am learning. I began learning from my grandmother

until her death. This is the first time I am in a workshop. When GPA offered th...

May 3, 2018

Meet Kevin Méndez, a 17 year old student leader from the community of Oxinam, in Chalam, Mexico. He is one of 20 students taking a GPA Youth Leadership workshop series in order to help improve the health and well-being of his community. In the Highland Region of Chiapa...

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