Even a small contribution can make a big difference
INDIGENOUS MATERNAL HEALTH EMBERÁ-WOUNAAN (PANAMA)
While working in the Darien Rio Congo area, on solving the health issues caused by the lack of suitable water supply and planning better water systems, we discovered the frequent health complications and preventable disabilities in children caused by the lack of adequate pregnancy medical controls and due to giving birth in remote jungle communities with no access to emergency services in case of complications, nor transport to get to the nearest health center when needed. We also noticed many families with more kids than what they can afford to provide for.
Our goal is to help women, but also whole families in the Darién indigenous Emberá & Wounaan communities and others, to get familiar with importance of family planning, proper maternal care and to enable them to gain access to education, medical aid, regular checkups and support during and after pregnancy.
We are raising funds so they can access transport, food and accommodation while in the town/city attending doctors, medical supplies, baby care products and food, access to education, etc.
The public charity behind Tribal Gathering
We encourage the communities to propose projects in line with our charitable goals of providing basic necessities and education, promoting the arts and engaging skillful volunteers. We aim to develop programs which will have a lasting effect, creating long term leverage within the communities they serve. These programs are primarily run by GeoParadise and its volunteers, although we do work in cooperation with other non-profit organizations, schools and foundations.
Our main activities are based in Panama, where we operate programs in several indigenous territories and communities, as well as in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Peru. Our long term vision is to continue to expand our connections and reach, moving into other areas of the world in the near future.