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POULSBO ROTARY PARTNERS WITH ETTA PROJECT TO TRAIN HEALTH PROMOTERS IN RURAL BOLIVIA

A rural community Health Promoter in Bolivia frequently becomes the first point of contact for illness, injury, or need for medical attention. They work in conjunction with the closest health clinic and can provide some medicines, and in an emergency, they are trained to help with birthing, injury response, and treating some illnesses. Rural Communities don’t have much access to hospitals or doctors, particularly during the rainy season. Etta Projects, who has been operating in Bolivia since 2003, is conducting the two-year Health Promoter training program for 40-50 individuals, mostly women, that will serve the rural communities. The first year, which ends in March 2022, is fully funded with a $40k Rotary Global Grant. The second year of training is being funded by District Community Grants and cash donations. We are 92% funded for the second year of training and only need $2500 more dollars to fully fund the second year. Covid has had an impact on the training program. But, from the photos below, we can tell the training program is continuing, and the participants are enthusiastic.

If any District 5020 clubs have a few extra dollars to support a worthy cause, contact Rand Hillier at drandrotary@comcast.net. We welcome participation. Etta Projects has a long-standing history of efficiently using Rotary funds and carefully documenting expenditures.

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