CABEI makes donation to strengthen infrastructure of the Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro Hospital to benefit 350,000 Guatemalans

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With a contribution of US$30,000, the multilateral will support the construction of a wastewater treatment plant that will make it possible to continue providing medical care to the population.

Antigua Guatemala, June 9, 2023. - On Friday, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) made a US$30,000 donation to the Asociación Amigos Pro Obras Sociales to strengthen the infrastructure of the colonial building where the Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro Hospital operates. This non-governmental organization provides medical, educational and spiritual assistance and benefits more than 350,000 vulnerable Guatemalans.

The funds were granted through CABEI’s Directorate for Guatemala, and will be used to build a wastewater treatment plant, which the association's hospital in Antigua Guatemala lacks, so that it can comply with environmental regulations and provide quality medical care to the population.

"At CABEI, we are proud to be able to collaborate with associations that provide assistance to those who need it most and who are looking out for Guatemala's future, dedicating their efforts to caring for people with limited resources. We reaffirm the Bank's commitment and support for these types of social programs that seek to comprehensively address the medical service needs of the population," said CABEI Director for Guatemala, Pedro Brolo.

In addition to the aforementioned efforts, the Association cares for more than 400 patients with chronic degenerative diseases in their homes every day, which makes it the Welfare Fund that cares for the most people in the country.

The CABEI donation was made at an event in Antigua Guatemala, where CABEI and Banco de los Trabajadores, which also made a donation of a similar amount, joined forces to provide the association with a total of US$60,000.

With this type of action, CABEI joins efforts and brings hope to the Guatemalan population, prioritizing social factors that influence the quality of life, such as health, education, food security and housing.