A Network of Community Health Promoters in Nicaragua

A Network of Community Health Promoters in Nicaragua

Location:
Masaya, Nicaragua
GESI Team:
Ellie Austin, Hannie Lee, Emily Mello, Nicole Paiz
Partner:
Foundation for Sustainable Development
Development Sectors:
Women's Empowerment; Education / Youth; Health
Apply to the Program  
Summer 2013

Project Background

A GESI team in Nicaragua worked with NGOs in El Hatillo to create a network of health promoters who would share their newly gained knowledge with others in their community, especially local women. Together, they offered workshops on topics such as diabetes, hypertension, self-esteem, and masculinity vs. chauvinism. They also created a library of resources to help the health promoters plan future workshops, and connect with local experts, in order to build on their knowledge of health and wellness. The women of El Hatillo are now in control of the next steps of the health promoter project and are already planning to continue the workshop series, with the help of local health experts and volunteers.