Greg and Karen Bachman
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We are heading to Guatemala for the ultimate adventure challenge

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We are heading to Guatemala for the ultimate adventure challenge. Join us in supporting real change.

Greg has been to Guatemala on two occasions in the past 3 years to assist Dr. Monzon and her nursing staff provide care for the people of San Juan and San Pablo. Additionally, we both participate in the Healthy Mommy & Me initiative discussed below. This trip gives us the opportunity to help raise awareness of the need for financial assistance and return to a place where we have made friends. And we need a challenge to make us a little uncomfortable!

In November this year we are heading to beautiful Guatemala to complete a tough but life-changing adventure challenge to raise funds for mothers and babies in ODIM Guatemala’s Healthy Mommy & Me initiative.

During the course of 8 intense days, we will take on a journey through Guatemala completing three different challenges; a jungle trek from the ruins of Yaxhá to the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, an overnight volcano hike (height 13,041 ft / 3,976 m above the sea), and paddle boarding across Lake Atitlan.

Our goal, as a team is to raise enough money to fund the ODIM Guatemala’s Healthy Mommy & Me Initiative in 2020. In Guatemala, child mortality and chronic malnutrition are among the highest in the world, and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean. In fact, in the rural communities where ODIM works, 8 out of 10 children are malnourished, and a worrying number of babies don't make it to their 2nd birthday. ODIM's Healthy Mommy & Me initiative aims to change that by recruiting women and babies from the time of conception until the child's second birthday, providing them with medical checks, health education, family planning talks, vitamins and supplements.

We need to raise a minimum of $6000 which equals the cost of 150 women's participation in the program for one month. Any donation - big or small - will go a long way to helping us meet our goal.

Will you help us give children in Guatemala a healthy start in life?