I am preparing to return to Guatemala in April 2024 for GHHF's 20th Anniversary Medical Mission trip. This trip brings together surgeons, nurses and occupational therapists to donate our time and training to help those less fortunate in Guatemala City. Your donation to Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation ensures continued access to many needy children and their families. Your donation is sincerely appreciated.
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About Deanna Thibodeau Mote

To learn more about GHHF please visit www.guatemalahands.org. Below also find a summary of GHHF’s work over the last 19 years: 

- Evaluated 1,925 patients for hand surgery and therapy 
- Completed surgery on 739 patients 
- Fabricated 1,453 orthotics 
- Educated over 3,500 MDs, therapists, and students 
- Brought one child to New Mexico to receive extensive hand surgery and three children to Shriners for surgery 

In 2010, GHHF began to implement community development initiatives to advance the health and wellbeing in the village of Chichoy Alto. GHHF has successfully: 

- Completed the construction and expansion of Chichoy Alto’s brand-new elementary school and first ever middle school
- Constructed 55+ latrines and 21 efficient ONIL stoves 
- Funded the digging of hillside trenches to lay piping to supply fresh water throughout the village
- Distributed crucial fertilizer to replenish Chichoy Alto’s disappearing crops
- Distributes emergency maize to families struggling with malnutrition
- Purchases school supplies to the 100+ elementary aged children
- Sponsored 16+ children to attend high school and 15+ teenagers to attend post high school program
- Distributed 32 Ecofilters in the village of Chuchuk’a Alto
- Established a chicken program to provide sustainable protein to students
- Funds an emergency food program that began as a result of COVID-19
- Currently working on funding the construction of multiple safe concrete family homes and have completed 5 of 30