CONGRATULATIONS to all the Challengers on our first six Charity Challenges of 2011, biking from Guatemala to Honduras, the inaugural Nicaragua Volcano Challenge, Brazil's Chapada Diamantina Challenge , Guatemala's first Caribbean Kayak Challenge, Perú´s Cerani Pass and Ecuador's Volcano Challenge. Nicaragua's second volcano Challenge is set for 3rd-6th November and the third Guatemala Volcano Challenge dates are set for 27th November -2nd December.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Medicinal plants included in Plan Ancianos - Guatemala

With food sparse after the bad weather has destroyed almost all of the crops our older people's food plan couldn't have come at a better time in Itzapa. Every three months GVI Phoenix hands out food parcels to the grandparents of the children who regularly attend the school. This quarter we gave out sugar, atol, mosh, oil and four medicinal plants: Pericón and Romero for stomach problems, Maria Luisa for coughs and Salvia Santa for headaches and blocked noses.

These are all typical ailments that the grandparents suffer from. We are hoping to give them 24 medicinal plants in total over the next year that they can use to improve their health and the health of their family - and this was a great start. Thanks once again to the volunteers who have paid for this food and plants.


Kali Ralston said...

Lourdes is always so good about helping her grandma!

How does GVI Phoenix make a difference?

The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects