Jonathan Maupin spoke at our 50th Anniversary Dinner about the work and philosophy of our founder, his grandfather Dr. Carroll Behrhorst.
We're so proud that our work builds on Dr. Behrhorst's legacy in Guatemala. And we're especially thrilled to have reached our 50th Anniversary goal of raising $70,000 to support 50 new families through our integrated development program!
"My grandfather realized very quickly that as he said, focusing only on curative medicine was like trying to empty--if not the Atlantic Ocean, at least a good-sized lake with a medical teaspoon. It makes you feel busy and people admire your spoon, but you're never going to end it.
"Instead through his learning process with the Kaqchikel he realized that improving health conditions requires an integrated development program. Instead of focusing on curative medicine, his program started to focus much more on the underlying causes of poor health which included agriculture, education, nutrition, water, family planning, economics, and land ownership."
We're thrilled to be able to share this trailer for the full Visionaries Public Television Series documentary on ALDEA that will be out this fall! This trailer made its debut at our 50th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraising Dinner last week. We hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to sharing the full feature (which will be available to PBS stations across the country) in a few months! ... See MoreSee Less