Medical Clinic In Alotenango

The medical volunteer’s plan was to provide urgent medical care to the inhabitants of the towns that were destroyed by the pyroplastic flow.  Inside the shelter, they quickly set up a makeshift clinic with two cots, a couple of desks and a medication shelf....

Initial Volunteer Recruitment

Complex situations requiere simple solutions. The solution became clear to our founding team. The worlds nature is binary, ruled by phenomena where opposite forces counter each others magnitude to achieve equilibrium. Water is to fire what order is to chaos. This...

The birth of VOLUNCA

From a healthcare, humanitarian, logistic and governmental perspectives, the situation was complex. Overcrowding, water scarcity, overall unsanitary conditions of the shelters, frail mental and physica health status of the victims, combined with damages to...

Inside The Shelter

The scenario inside the shelter, which by the way, was the local primary and middleschool, was the same as in the town of Alotenango. Victims of the eruption, volunteers and relief workers alike were coming and going, carrying donated food, clothing, toys and cleaning...

Chaos and Hope

June 4th, Alotenango During the first hours of the crisis caused by the eruption of the Fuego volcano, a small group of volunteer doctors, including Carlos, Pedro and Guillermo from our founding team, mobilized to an emergency shelter in a nearby town, driven by the...

Volcan de Fuego Eruption

On Sunday, June 3rd at around 3:00 p.m., the sky turned dark and a strange rain began. It was rainig ash and sand in 8 states of Guatemala. A mere 45 kilometers away from the capital city the Fuego volcano had erupted, spitting out 30 million cubic meters of ...