A Dangerous Walk

The community of Tzuncoc is in rural Guatemala, and here students must cross a river to get to primary school. Some students walk as much as 1.5 hours a day to school, and several accidents have resulted when students have tried to cross the river.

In the rainy season, several students simply stay at home to avoid the danger of crossing the river as the water level rises to a point where it is too high to cross safely. The community built a simple bridge to cross the river but because it was made of planks from an old pig pen, it was not stable.

Due to a generous gift from the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, a new bridge has been constructed that allows community members to cross the river safely at any time of the year. Over 200 members of the community showed up to celebrate this gift for the community.


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