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Guatemala: Photos from the Helping Hands Oral Hygiene Project

Posted on: Monday, August 24, 2009

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Helping Hands, Women's Health

The Barcenas Oral Hygiene Health Fair - ©MADREThanks to MADRE members' support, Executive Director Vivian Stromberg was able to deliver toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash and learning kits to children in the Barcenas community during her recent worktrip to Guatemala.

The Women Workers' Committee, MADRE's partner in Barcenas, was able to conduct a health fair about oral hygiene techniques using the materials sent by Helping Hands. Each participant went home with a bag of toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, some sugar free candy, and toy teeth for children.


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Sandra, Director our Barcenas sister organization, greets Vivian - ©MADRE
Sandra tells the children how to use mouthwash - ©MADRE
The children examine their new toothbrushes and toothpaste - ©MADRE
One boy shows off his new toothbrush and toothpaste - ©MADRE
Vivian shows the children how to correctly use floss - ©MADRE
Sandra passes out bags of dental supplies to the children - ©MADRE
Children leave the workshop - ©MADRE
The children return to their classroom after the dental health fair - ©MADRE

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