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 economic Empowerment
The program aims to help women to participate equally in existing markets; have access to decent work, control over their own time, lives and bodies; and increased voice, giving them a meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels from the household . This program will help women in rural Guatemala create their own product lines and sell the products locally, online, and overseas. The program has 2 phases :
Phase 1 - Tejiendo Sueños - developed by Isabel Girón and Gladyz Cutzal, women learn a specific skill and then continue with worshiops to implement the skill learn. These workshops are done monthly.
Phase 2: Development of Community Enterprises women who participated in Phase 1 - Tejiendo Sueños, learn to develop a bussiness plan, incorporate legally as bussiness and develop process to improve production, quality control of their products. This is done with workshops in the areas of financial, marketing, business development. Workshops are given by experts train in these areas with more than 20 years of experience. At the end we aim to improve product sales and shift profits to the artisans.
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.