BENEFITING: HUMANITY FIRST USA
My name is Amtul Shafi. I am raising money to be able to volunteer at the Women's Health Camp in Gautemala this November 2016 conducted by Humanity First USA, a not for profit organization. As a volunteer, I will be participating in mobile clinics to provide FREE cervical cancer screenings, screening for pelvic infections and will be helping the team in providing treatment for Early cervical cancers via Cryotherapy. Cervical cancer is the most fatal cancer among Guatemalan women in reproductive age. Fortunately it is a slow-growing cancer, which means it can be easily prevented through regular screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions. Due to lack of medical facilities hundreds of Guatemalan women continue to die unnecessarily each year from this preventable disease. . More than 75 percent of the women living in Guatemala’s rural areas and poor urban communities have never been screened for cervical cancer. This trip means so much to me, as I will be able to help the rural, indigenous women in Guatemala who do not have access to health care facilities. Thank you for taking the time to read my story, and I hope you will HELP me make a DIFFERENCE in the lives of these women.