While Vilma and Rebeca coordinate the logistics of our women's health projects, they are health educators first, passionate about empowering women to care for their own bodies. They regularly lead educational sessions for project participants, but earlier this fall, Vilma and Rebeca traveled out into communities all around Lake Atitlán to lead workshops on sexual and reproductive health with women of all ages.
First, Vilma set off across the lake to an area she rarely visits in the course of her work. Recognized for her experience as a family planning educator, she was invited to bring a workshop on that topic to women in six different communities along the lake’s northeast edge. Throughout the month of September, she crossed the lake to meet women in their own communities.
*Photos by Alexandra Harrison-Cripps and Livvy Runyon