Phalarope.org
 
 

Empower.

We improve young lives by empowering women through education, community outreach and opportunity, enabling families and communities to reach their full potential.  

 
 
 
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Our Mission

Our mission is to create self-sustainable programs that empower women and their families. We strive to improve their health, education, and economic status in the communities where they live. These sustainable strategies are culturally, environmentally and practically sound. While we aim to be pragmatic, results-oriented organization that partners with other likeminded organizations, we monitor outcomes. Our goal is to be scientifically sound and operationally transparent

 
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Our Programs

 

Health

Phalarope aims to use cost-effective solutions to improve health in adults and children in the USA and Guatemala through health education and improved care of pregnant women. We are pioneering the integration of traditional midwives into the health system and creating systems to identify and follow-up high risk patients  

Women’s Empowerment- Tejiendo sueños

We have begun an entrepreneurship program to help women in rural Guatemala create their own product lines and sell the products locally, online, and overseas. We aim to improve product sales and shift profits to the artisans. 

Education

Phalarope’s “Learn to Action STEM program” promotes math and science education among elementary school children in Antigua, Guatemala.  Phalarope helps develop lesson plans, games, and problem-solving activities to teach STEM concepts. We founded an aquaponics ecosystem as a teaching tool at the CANI school

 

Technical Support to non-profit organizations

Phalarope helps other non-profit organizations to design and implement evaluation processes to determine the social impact of their programs. Evaluations are conducted to determine the impact of specific programs

Internships and Fellowship Programs

Phalarope supports fellowship opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate students and professionals who want to gain meaningful experiences in a public health setting. These opportunities can be done as a summer internship or a year-long fellowship. 

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Our Impact

 

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lower school children

Phalarope with Asociacion Casa del Nino in Jocotenango are participating on an STEM program with an aquaponic system. Program is been done in stages.

 

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Volunteer/charitable clinics enrolled in a state wide program to receive free medications

Phalarope is currently serving in the Task force as a Senior Technical Advisor to the Rotary International, District 6920, and MAP international.  on the The Saving Lives with Medicines in Georgia program. aims to create a state-wide distribution system program of pharmaceuticals to volunteer clinics who serve underserved, uninsured populations in Georgia, USA

 
 
 
 

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Mayan women in rural guatemala in the women’s empowerment program

Phalarope is working currently with 50 of the 100 women living in Santa Apolonia, Chimaltenango to develop a sustainable source of income for them.

 

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Fellows

3 Pre-med and masters students in public health has completed an internship on nutrition and maternal and child health epidemiology. One pre-med student is currently enroll and schedule to visit the program sites.

 
 

Get Involved

 

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are essential for the success of any non-profit organization.  A diverse group of volunteers can help access under-served populations.  Volunteers can share their knowledge, provide technical support or link Phalarope to potential partners.
There are many ways you can get involved with us.  If you would like to volunteer on-site or at home from your own country we would love to hear from you.

Make a Donation

Help provide a lifeline of hope for women and their children. As a small streamlined organization you can be assured that your contributions will support our programs and not be spent on administrative costs. 

For example:

$50     a month of a child’s STEM education

$100   medications, antibiotics, and vitamins for one pregnant woman and her infant

$250   traditional midwife’s medical equipment

$500a year of a child’s STEM education.