Hivos Latin America

Latin America


Hivos joins the rest of the world in commemorating International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, commemorated annually on 23 May 2017. Obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labor in the absence of timely and adequate medical care, leaving a woman incontinent (lacking voluntary control) of urine or faeces or both.




Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, steps on the podium and smiles into a huge hall filled with hundreds of people suited up for the occasion. She takes up the microphone, and and with that simple gesture opens the three-day sustainable energy conference whose title is projected on a gigantic screen above her: ‘Going further, faster together'. In other words, providing energy access for all.

During the performance review of the grants allocated by the grant Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Guatemala, Hivos got graded with an A1 grade! This mark was given to our team based on progress report on the implementation of the grant between January–September 2016. This feedback received from the Global Fund, reflects the excellent programmatic performance and financial execution of our projects in Guatemala.

Why civil society’s contribution is crucial in ensuring energy access for all

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It's three in the morning, when most people are asleep and haven’t even started thinking about the chores of the day, let alone water, a resource many of us take for granted. But not doña Ángela*. She is already up and making her way to Matagalpa, the biggest nearby town, to buy much-needed chlorine for her community’s water system.

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Son las tres de la mañana, casi todo mundo duerme y no han ni siquiera empezado a pensar en las tareas del día, mucho menos en el agua, un recurso que muchos y muchas tomamos por sentado. Doña Ángela es la excepción. Ella ya está lista y en camino a Matagalpa, la ciudad más cercana, para comprar el cloro que necesita el sistema de agua de su comunidad para funcionar correctamente.

Fotografías de Ángel Damián Reyes / Texto de Ángel Damián Reyes y Alonso Jiménez

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El Proyecto VIH Costa Rica en el que participamos no sería el mismo sin Transvida, organización socia. Sus propuestas para la atención y contención del VIH en mujeres trans representan toda una experiencia de innovación, creatividad e impacto organizacional e institucional.

Photographs by Ángel Damián Reyes / Text by Ángel Damián Reyes and Alonso Jiménez

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