THIS IS OUR MEET THE TEAM SERIES! WE’RE EXCITED FOR YOU TO GET TO KNOW US AND LEARN WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO.
Introducing: Director of Fundraising and Events
Hi! My name is Temi and I am a Nigerian-Canadian. I have lived in various countries since I was young and I have been blessed with the opportunity of growing up with different people from different cultures. These experiences gave me a love for mankind and the ability to recognize the beauty that is within each and everyone of us.
I am currently studying international relations with a minor in political science at the University of Calgary and I hope to one day become a human rights lawyer. I believe that God has blessed me with a passion for helping people, particularly women and children. I have been able to pursue this passion through multiple missions trips and various acts of service in my own community. Although I am grateful for everywhere I have been led to serve, I am most grateful for the opportunity I had in Guatemala.
This country really captured my heart and I learned so much about the inequalities people face in this world. The great imbalances that I saw between the rich and the poor especially when it came to the healthcare system, really broke my heart. While visiting the Cobán hospital, hearing patient’s stories of their experiences and the distances they had to travel to receive health care greatly alarmed me. I soon came to realize that most of these patients were suffering from illness that could be easily treated here in North America.
I knew something had to be done. So when I was approached with the opportunity of contributing to the growth and expansion of this organization I was beyond thrilled!
It is often said that children are our future, and in order to brighten that future we have to make sure that children and their caretakers are given access to adequate health care, in order to give them the opportunity to thrive.
“No joy can equal the joy of serving others.”
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE HEALTH OF THE NATIONS AND THE GENERATIONS TO COME.
The mission of HLH is to increase accessibility to medications and supplies for healthcare facilities in Guatemala. If you are interested in hearing more about the work we are doing, or in connecting with us, you can visit our website, check out our instagram or facebook, or sign up to receive our newletters. If you would like to support us in our work, please donate here.