Grounds for Health and its coffee partner of three years, Prodecoop, are working together on a new program in the Nueva Segovia region of Nicaragua. This month marks the beginning of a multi-year collaboration involving Prodecoop, the regional ministry of health in Nueva Segovia, and Grounds for Health.
Program Manager Ariel Delaney, nurse practitioner Erica Liebermann and two volunteers just returned from Jalapa, Nueva Segovia, where they were supporting veteran trainer Dr. Barinia Osejo during training and campaign activities. They were joined for a day by Executive Director Guy Stallworthy, who observed the screening and treatment services to familiarize himself with a Grounds for Health campaign. He remarked:
Many things impressed me: the dedicated hard work from everyone during the campaign; the positive attitude and collegial teamwork of the trainers; respectful approach towards the clients; the appreciation from the women; and the logistical and administrative challenges in setting up these campaigns. Kudos to Ariel for pulling it all together.
These activities will directly benefit some of Prodecoop’s most isolated coffee farming families. A more detailed account of results and next steps will be released shortly.
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