VEA Helps and Learns


Katie Smith, Tia’s first VEA (Volunteer Expedition Adventurer), has not wasted a moment of her time with us.  Last weekend, she counted gloves, masks and syringes, then assembled our medical kits. This week, she assisted the brigade with their free consultations in the villages, even digging into her own pocket to buy them water, gatorade and snacks.  This week has been very hot and humid.  She has participated in our Promotores training course, both as a student and as ‘patient’ for them to practice on.  She’s learned CPR, how to give injections, as well as bandaging.  Today, she will learn midwifery, using the new birthing manikin Tia was able to purchase, thanks to our generous donors.  We couldn’t ask for a more energetic and motivated VEA than Katie!

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The Tia Foundation is a small, Arizona-based NGO dedicated to driving sustainable health solutions in rural Mexico.

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