Rosy, our lead Promotora in El Reparo, Jalisco, is interviewed by Monica Garibay (right) during our follow-up visit in this Sayula Municipality village. Rosy tells Monica that the Promotoras there have been assisting the municipal government with health campaigns in the villages. This is a big self-development step for two reasons: the Promotoras are reaching out to the municipality and asking for help, and the municipality is extended their programs to places that had not enjoyed these services prior to the Tia program implementation.
Rosy also told Monica that as a result of her training, she was able to assist her terminally ill mother and make her comfortable during her last days. She accompanied her mother to doctor’s appointments and received instructions on how to care for her. Though Rosy was very sad to lose her mother, she is grateful that she had the expertise to make her as comfortable as possible, allowing her mother to end her days comfortably surrounded by family and friends at home.