THE PEOPLE OF IXCÁN NEED YOUR HELP

THE PEOPLE OF IXCÁN NEED YOUR HELP

Dear Friend of Enfoque Ixcan, I greet you warmly, hoping that you are finding ways to stay safe, healthy, and in good spirits despite our challenging times. From Oregon to Guatemala and across the world, people are facing the coronavirus crisis at the same time.  We...

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Public Health in the Jungle

Public Health in the Jungle

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 Ixcán, are more vulnerable to economic and health concerns than others. A journalist from the village we visit in February each year, Santa Maria Tzeja, recently videoed a story about what his village is doing to protect the community from the virus.

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Enfoque Ixcán Pub Trivia & Auction!

Enfoque Ixcán Pub Trivia & Auction!

Team registration for our April 23 Pub Trivia Contest and Auction opens March 1! The cost is $25 per person. Beer and food will be available for purchase. The Trivia portion of the event will be managed by Geeks Who Drink. The event will include a live auction and raffle prizes.

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Relieving An Eye Care Crisis

Relieving An Eye Care Crisis

Dear Friend of Enfoque Ixcán, Have you noticed we are inundated with crises lately? We have floods, tornados, wildfires and hurricanes, not to mention a health care crisis and cries of constitutional crises. It’s almost as if life is a crisis! Well, in Ixcán,...

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August 2019 Eye Care Mission Report

August 2019 Eye Care Mission Report

Last month Enfoque Ixcán and Amigos Eye Care completed their 17th mission trip to Ixcán, Guatemala, in as many years. It was another successful trip! In 4 days of clinics the team examined 803 people and dispensed 435 pairs of glasses. We also gave out dozens of...

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42

42

If you have read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, you may remember that the number 42 is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. It was a strange, unfulfilling answer, but it turned out that maybe we didn't...

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A Better Quality of Life at Any Age

A Better Quality of Life at Any Age

  I just finished a phone call to Guatemala. I have a friend in the Peace Corps who is working in a Mayan village in the mountains. My friend, Marisol, is living with a family; a typical Guatemalan family where the grandparents live with the children and...

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Open Letter to Enfoque Ixcán Supporters

Open Letter to Enfoque Ixcán Supporters

Dear Enfoque Ixcán supporter, Please pat yourself on the back! Thanks to your crucial support, our eye care program has impacted hundreds of people, granting them the gift of sight. Enfoque Ixcán fills a pressing need in an under-served region. Let me describe the...

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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...

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