Luz Maria Trujillo is a 61-year-old woman from Coacalco, Mexico. Several years ago, she completed her studies as a community-based primary health worker through Give Ye Them To Eat (GYTTE), Advance #07629A. GYTTE is an integrated development program for the rural sector of South-Central Mexico.
Trujillo donates her time to train women in preventative care, traveling many hours by bus to reach the training center. Thankfully, GYTTE has been able to cover her travel expenses because of generous UMC #GivingTuesday donations that came to the project in 2014 and 2015.
Trujillo also has trained many women to become community health workers through GYTTE’s “More Than a Bandage” program. Through this community and family health program, women complete their studies in basic health and sanitation, intermediate first-aid, and advanced health courses. The women graduate and serve their families, neighbors, and community on a volunteer basis. They also join medical teams and visit various rural and remote clinics, teaching patients preventative care.
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Note: A team from our region goes to GYTTE just about every year. You can go too!