Hooray – we've survived! Guatemala has finally lifted quarantine restrictions: the borders have opened, buses are out on the streets again, and people are calmer and happier. However, it is too early to breathe a sigh of relief.
News about our clinics in Guatemala and Nicaragua, our volunteers and patients,
as well as stories from our project.
Everyone knows that a quarantine is the best way to prevent the virus from spreading. Nevertheless, there are patients with serious diseases that must be treated regardless of the quarantine, otherwise they risk dying before the epidemic even reaches them.
Guatemala has closed its borders to foreigners. This means there aren't new volunteers joining the project and no one is able to bring new medicines.
We built our clinic in the middle of nowhere; a place with no roads, no electricity and no running water. So we had to build it all from scratch.
We've experienced many different challenges: shortages of medicine, volunteers eating expired food, only cold showers.