We are counting down to November 27th #letswalktogether
We are getting ready for #GivingTuesday and would love for you to join us!
What's #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global giving bash – the biggest giving day of the year and a great way to get involved with the causes you believe in. This year our campaign will be focused on our Let’s Walk Together club – an initiative we started for grandmothers and grandfathers with diabetes.
Diabetes is a massive problem in Guatemala, especially in the rural indigenous areas. Recent studies suggest that more than 25% of Guatemala’s Indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, making diabetes an alarming epidemic in rural Guatemala.
Patients enrolled in our diabetes program receive monthly health consultations and in our Let’s Walk Together club we meet the many challenges of inciting lifestyle change and breaking down social stigmas with lessons on the disease in a supportive environment with healthy snacks, and group exercise.
We'll be very grateful for any contribution you can give (every dollar counts!) and would really love it if you could share our campaign with your friends and family.
Our goal is to raise at least $16,000, which covers the costs of our program for 2019, making it possible for us to keep people with diabetes a change for a healthier life.
This Giving Tuesday, the first $8,000 we receive will be matched 1:1 with funds that friends of ODIM have pledged for this very day, so you and your friends have a big chance to make double the impact in communities that need your help!
Join us and show your support for ODIM on #GivingTuesday!