Asociación Compañero para Cirugía is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 to address health and medical needs of people who suffer disproportionately from high poverty rates and who have little or no access to health care services in Guatemala. Their mission is to identify patients in the poorest, most needed, and yet neglected areas in order that national and international teams of medical professionals provide them with the medical and surgical attention they need.
Programs include: Rural Mobile Medical Missions, Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment, Breast Cancer Early Detection and Prevention, Cleft Infant Nutrition and Surgical Care, and Surgical Missions.
How we helped
The financial support from Lush will enable Asociación Compañero para Cirugía to continue to effectively serve the impoverished indigenous community in Guatemala through the enhancement of the already compelling program of rural mobile medical missions.
Lush's donation will definitely have a great impact on increasing the number of Guatemalan women who will receive quality preventive care by addressing the two major causes of cancer deaths in Guatemala, but more important it will help to empower them for self-care as the most important aspect to enhance their health.