On April 28th, ALAS met with Mr. Thomas Carter, Ambassador of the United Kingdom, and Rita Grajeda, Projects and Human Rights Officer.
We introduced them to the mental health situation in Guatemala and to our programs aiming at tackling the difficulties the country is facing in the sector.
The Embassy was interested in supporting our cause and communicating about our programs, although they clearly stated they had no authority regarding economic support. Mr. Carter suggested he could try to introduce us to Grupo Progreso, a large national cement producer that runs a social foundation similar to Fundazucar, and to the Ministry of Health.
We are thankful to the Embassy for having received us and provided us with their support.