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Our Work

Concern America Grows Its Global Heart by working in materially-impoverished communities in Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico. We tap into a community’s greatest resource — the people themselves — to help improve their lives. At the request of local organizations, we work with the communities to identify most pressing needs and develop local solutions.

Our dedicated volunteers train local community members to be their own healthcare providers, water system builders, cooperative business members, and teachers. Because we are committed to long-term development and sustainability, our field volunteers spend a minimum of two years working with those communities. Learn about how to become a Field Volunteer here.”

Learn more about the requirements and how to get involved by visiting our “Become a Filed Volunteer” page!

Our Focus

Where We Work

Concern America works in the most isolated communities in the following regions:

Colombia

In Colombia, Concern America has trained 90 community members to provide health and environmental health services to a population of 20,000.

Guatemala

Currently, Concern America has 4 field volunteers working with 400 trained community members, serving a population of 180,000 in Petén, Guatemala.

Mexico

Concern America currently supports 5 Field Volunteers, working with 580 trained community members, serving a population of 100,000 in Chiapas, Mexico

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What We Do

Concern America builds local capacity in these areas...

Health Care

Concern America trains and accompanies approximately 500 community Health Promoter Practitioners and midwives who provide high-quality, low-cost health care services to over 250,000 people in their own rural communities in Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Environmental Health through Appropriate Technology

Concern America trains community members to develop and build their own potable water systems, fuel-efficient stoves, and sanitation projects in Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Income Generation through Fair Trade

Concern America annually purchases over $45,000 worth of fair trade crafts from small producers in Bangladesh, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico, providing life-sustaining income for their families, cooperatives, and villages.

Community Centered Education

Concern America accompanies community-based education commissions in computer training, design, and database compilation for the creation of indigenous language education materials for more than 3,000 students in Mexico.

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