2011 began with two health-related workshops. The first was held on January 17th and was part of the efforts to improve reproductive health. Twenty-two women were tested for cervical and uterine cancer by staff from the nonprofit organization PROFAMILIA. While awaiting test results, the participants attended a lecture on ways to prevent this type of cancer.
The second workshop had a nutrition focus. One of the goals of the Strengthening Getsemaní project is to improve the nutrition of families by educating the adults on how to prepare healthier food. A new initiative is the creation of a community garden, so that Getsemaní families can incorporate fresh vegetables into their diet. The second workshop, led by the nonprofit organization CEDESAN on January 27, focused on how to create and maintain a garden in Getsemaní. A total of fifteen community members participated and a community garden has already been planted in the green area.
−Habitat El Salvador Team