In response to two letters received from the Health Center earlier this month, Father Jeffry Moore first brought water, Pampers disposable diapers, and formula for a 17-year-old mother in La Esmeralda who asked for them,so that her baby wouldn’t get sick. At that time, the inhabitants of La Esmeralda were suffering a village-wide outbreak of diarrhea, apparently from a contaminated water supply. Father Jeffry then … Continue reading MAYA Extends Humanitarian Aid as People of the Pearl Islands Battle Health Crises
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger, has stated that women are the key to eliminating world hunger. According to the FAO director general, ensuring economic opportunities to women in farming is essential to freeing the world from hunger and malnutrition because women are the backbone of agricultural work. At a high-level … Continue reading United Nations Organization Says Women Are the Key to Eliminating World Hunger
Fr. Jeffry Moore, President of Women Here and Now (Mujeres Aquí y Ahora), has received two more requests for assistance from the Health Center on the island of San Miguel. The first letter (below) asks for his help with contacting the health assistant in the village of La Esmeralda on the island of Isla del Rey to investigate an community outbreak of diarrhea and refer … Continue reading San Miguel Health Center Requests Further Assistance from Women Here and Now (MAYA)
September, 2019 – Lawyers for the indigenous Wayúu people of La Guajira, Colombia, have turned to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as a last resort for the survival of their community. Because the Colombian government has failed to comply with the measures that were previously ordered to protect children, nursing mothers, and senior citizens by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the Wayúu … Continue reading The Dire Situation in La Guajira, Colombia: 20,000 Children at Risk of Malnutrition
This past week Father Jeffry Moore, President of Women Here and Now (Mujeres Aquí y Ahora / MAYA) was called for a rescue mission. A little boy from the Pearl Islands had a piece of corn stuck up his nose, and the doctor on the island of San Miguel did not have the equipment to remove it. The corn had already been stuck in the … Continue reading MAYA to the Rescue!