CARE and the Hartmann Group have begun a multi-year partnership that will focus on improving access to healthcare and providing health education in some of the world’s poorest communities.
In April, Fernando Sepulevda, along with two colleagues from the Hartmann Group, spent ten days helping to build a health centre in Potosi, Bolivia, which will assist almost 14,000 people across 75 Indigenous communities.
“I didn’t know what to expect going into this. As we travelled across the Andes, a journey of hundreds of kilometres along the most picturesque and untouched landscape I have ever seen, every township we passed had poorer and poorer conditions, until we arrived at our destination – Potosi.
For dinner, we found a small hole-in-the-wall style place and took our seats as everyone gathered around the single TV that was playing a local football match. The locals didn’t know what to make of us. They laughed at every word we said!
The living conditions in their village are tough. They work hard to produce enough to eat and have little more than the clothes on their backs.
True to our promise of going further for health, Hartmann is supporting the people of Bolivia by providing nutrition education and access to healthcare. CARE, and their partner Accion Andina, are driving this change. The key lies in providing the locals with an education, and developing local leaders who can guide their communities towards a better quality of life.
It is amazing to see the work that is being done by the CARE team in Bolivia and I will forever remember being a part of it.”
By Fernando Sepulveda
Marketing Director, Hartmann Australia