On a recent reporting trip to Guatemala, I had the opportunity to see first-hand the work of ALAS/WINGS, one of the CAMY Fund’s grantees. The following Donaldina Cameron House video was presented a few years back at the annual CAMY Awards Gala and gives you a pretty good idea of the good work the CAMY fund is involved in.
We reached the city (population: 144,461) in the afternoon and headed to the WINGS office to meet their team. We knew Fidelia Chub, the project leader for the CAMY Fund, but had not yet met her colleagues: Kimberly Morales, Director of Programs, Dominga Torres Morales, who is a Peer Educator along with Fidelia, and Ana Iczep, who is a Health Promoter with the organization.
The next day, Michele and I joined Kimberly and Fidelia on a visit to the nearby community of Tanchi in order to meet with some potential youth leaders and their mothers. Cobán’s streets quickly gave way as we bounced along a lush-green gravel road.