Profiling Tepehua – June 2017

Profiling Tepehua

By Moonyeen King
President of the Board for Tepehua


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The H.O.W. AC. (Health Outreach for Women,) said good-bye to one of its founding members, Sylvia Flores.  Having ridden with the Maternal Health Mobile Unit visiting women in rural areas since H.O.W’s inception, Sylvia will return to her own CEDEJO clinic and pursue her work in sex education for the young.   The Mobile unit will continue with its President Jose Antonio Jimenez Aguilar,  Registered Nurses Marta Olga Lara Aguilar, and Susana Ramos Lopez.

The Tepehua Maternal Health Program and H.O.W plan to join forces so that they will be able to take more services to the villages. The Tepehua Medical Mobile Unit will follow on the heels of the Maternal Health Mobile Unit, and our Doctor Carlos and nurse will give medical help and education on sexually transmitted diseases including HIV.

For the patient whose health will be served better by going to the Tepehua Clinic, the Tepehua Unit will take them to Tepehua Community Clinic for treatment.

Overall Health services for the Lakeside barrios has escalated as the number of private organizations providing service has expanded. All of them willing to work together for the good of the whole. This includes veterinarian services.

The Tepehua Community Center will open its doors for the spay and neuter service of the Chapala “Operacion Amor” under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Barrego, (photo above in  Tepehua scrubs made for him for the occasion), whose office and clinic is next door to Soriana.  All services at the Tepehua Center will be free between the dates of June 24th and 25th.  If you know of financially challenged families who would like to take advantage of this service, please tell them where and how to get to the center. If you can afford a donation to help this incredible service please contact Cameron Peters,

Dee Mistrik,, whose organization “Compassions and Companions”  covers the Spay and Neuter projects in the Jocotepec area, stated at a Rotary Ajijic meeting, that “since they have been working there they have noted that with pet education, people are taking much better care of their pets now than five years ago.”  If you would like to donate or help, contact Carolynn Cothran –

There is a special place somewhere for those who help the helpless, you will know it when you get there.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted” AESOP.


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