Voces y Manos’ mission is to empower communities to sustain their own health. We do this by meeting immediate health needs and empowering individuals through education to remove systemic barriers to health.
To meet immediate health needs, we partner with marginalized communities in Guatemala to expand access to medical care and foster participation in community health programs. We help initiate these programs, and then build capacity among local leadership to sustain and replicate them independently.
To remove systemic barriers to health, we provide marginalized students with training in community development and scholarships to pursue community-oriented college degrees. Our scholarship program equips youth with the skills and knowledge to be highly effective and impactful community leaders.