K2K Mission Hope began serving the villagers in Guatemala with health care after an outbreak of conjunctivitis. In the local town of Fronteras, medicine for this ailment was not available. However, in the First Aid kit of the “Quetzal”, the little mission boat that could, there was medicine for this ailment. In addition to the Pink Eye, problems there were lacerations, dehydration, diarrhea, fevers, vomiting, intestinal parasites, amebas, scabies and more. Maria who had, many years ago, worked in an E.R. put the skills she learned to serve the health needs of the poor.
K2K built two village clinics and medical supplies are brought in each year to these as well as two others. One located in Livingston which serve the Kateri School, the other in Pastores which serves our Dump Kids project.
Many Medical Missions have served the people of Guatemala. Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Medical Students have given their time, talents and treasures to help the poor.