Such a special day in Centro de Salud! Many of these “Sisters” were part of the pregnancy workshop in April. They were so excited to be together again, comparing notes on their babies, discussing post-partum challenges and offering encouragement to the pregnant attendees this time. All of us enjoyed some baby cuddling time as well!
One of the ongoing projects for Sisters Village is providing high quality prenatal vitamins and baby clothes for the local women. Also included in these gift bundles are artisan soap and lotion from Barnyard Creations, https://barnyardcreations.org/ , created by my longtime friend Cathy Konkler. (Cathy was part of the 2016 health team in Sosua.)
More to come in the next blog....still sorting through the almost 500 pictures of our week! Dios te bendiga!
Sisters Village is officially 1 year old this week! It’s been a year of lots of learning for me (mostly learning how to use Weebly, and I’m sure I’ve only scratched the surface). The Board meetings have been part of the learning.....sharing my experience in the DR and brainstorming ways to spread awareness. In October, I was able to meet with our partners in person, presenting to 24 Dominican therapists on treatment of urinary incontinence, and firming up a plan to provide sewing machines to local women with skills in garment design.
We have a regular presence on Facebook and Instagram, some initial fundraising success, and in the planning stages for our first community event this Spring. November 3-11, 2018 will be our first official trip to Sosua. Potential team members are being recruited and planning for a PT seminar on Osteoporosis is in motion. We appreciate any and all support....sharing our website, prayers, joining the November team or donations of any amount. Stay tuned for specific details regarding our inaugural event coming in a few months. Muchas gracias and Dios te bendiga!
First Trip to the DR 2008
Barb Settles Huge - Founder and President
Dan Huge- Advisory Council Chair