Last Saturday, (January 12th), we conducted our 3 Month Follow Up Study of the communities near Ojuelos, Jalisco. Patricia Garibay (right) and her son, Julio Garibay Hernandez, interviewed Promotoras (Community Health Workers) and residents to check on their progress and needs. Already, we saw signs of self development.
The Promotoras had begun to organize themselves and were sharing supplies and knowledge with each other. In one village with four Promotoras, the women met together in a group and divided the village into four zones, with each taking responsibility for a zone.
They also have been consulting with each other on cases and sharing medicines and bandages. These are all strong indicators of self development taking place, which ensures our projects will be sustainable.