Public Health in the Jungle

Public Health in the Jungle

Watch Santiago's Video I hope this message finds you, your family and friends safe and healthy. The corona virus pandemic is having an impact on our health, our businesses, the global economy and daily living. In our unequal global human order many areas, like...
FIRE!

FIRE!

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Just about a week ago the central market in Playa Grande burned.  Playa Grande is the commercial and government center for the Ixcán region of Guatemala.  This is the town where Enfoque Ixcán has its office. The photos show a...
Your Part in a Transformation

Your Part in a Transformation

Susana, thanks to your help, has been transformed! In our last newsletter in the Spring, we shared a story about a young woman, Susana, who had a badly injured and infected eye. She used her long dark hair to keep it out of view and she did her best to stay out to the...
What a Greeting!

What a Greeting!

2017 marks the 30-year anniversary of a relationship between the village of Santa Maria Tzeja, Ixcán, Guatemala and the Congregational Church of Needham, MA. Needham has sent 2 delegations per year to this village since 1987. Over the years Needham has helped Santa...
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Greetings from Guatemala! The mission of Enfoque Ixcán is to provide access to affordable eye care to the people of Ixcán, Guatemala. Your donations help fund eye surgeries, eye glasses and eye health education to kind, hardworking people who would otherwise not be...
February, 2016 postcard from the road…

February, 2016 postcard from the road…

GUATEMALA – FEBRUARY, 2016 Play first, work later! That’s our approach to our February, 2016 Enfoque Ixcán trip to Guatemala. So here is a short travelogue of the beginning of our trip. My wife, Joene, and I arrived a few days early this year to spend 3 days at...