You Got Us This Far!

You Got Us This Far!

I have some exciting news to share with you today. Enfoque Ixcán is in the final stages of making our dream a reality: building our own permanent eye clinic in the Ixcán! Arriving at this moment has involved quite the journey. Seven ago, we began planning and...

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US Foreign Policy and Enfoque Ixcán

US Foreign Policy and Enfoque Ixcán

Hang on folks while I make the connection. You may have read or seen on the news that Vice President Harris was in Guatemala on Monday hoping to find some answers as to how to keep Guatemalans from going north and crossing our southern border. Political leaders have...

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A Day in the Life…

A Day in the Life…

People often ask me, “What’s life like for the people living in Ixcán, Guatemala.” Here is a post card view: It’s 5:30 a.m. and still mostly dark in the Ixcán village of Eduardo and Julita, but both of them are starting their day. The roosters are crowing. It’s...

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Rest in peace, Marlon Garcia

Rest in peace, Marlon Garcia

Marlon Garcia, a tall and muscular health care worker in Ixcán, Guatemala, was a good friend of Enfoque Ixcán, our eye care project. Marlon knew the value access to eye care has for the people of Ixcán. Marlon helped us set up training workshops with the Ixcán nurses and he advocated for us as we planned the construction of our new clinic.

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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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