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BBF Shipment Provides Medicine To Guatemala

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel

With more than half of Guatemalans living below the poverty line and poor access to quality healthcare, it’s not uncommon for people to suffer from stomach ailments. BBF’s donation of pharmaceuticals to a clinic in the village of Cantel provided men, women, and children with medication free of charge.

In Guatemala, 59.3% of people live below the poverty line and nearly one-half of children are malnourished. Many people living in the country’s remote highlands suffer from gastrointestinal illnesses that cause vomiting and diarrhea. Without access to quality healthcare, they can’t receive the medicine they need to recover.     

Brother’s Brother Foundation sent a shipment of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to its recipient partner Food For The Poor, who distributed them to Guatemalan medical facilities in need. With the medications donated from BBF, La Asociación Floreciendo (The Flourishing Association), a mobile health clinic in the village of Cantel, was able to provide men, women and children suffering from stomach ailments with medicine free of charge.    

“This donation of Lansoprazole tablets was a blessing to those affected by gastric diseases,” said Byron Paredes, Food For The Poor’s in-country partner representative.  “We are so grateful to be able to provide this medication to medical organizations whose mission it is to ensure that it is available to the people most in need in our country.”   

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