Resources for Remote Communities
On the map, a tiny pinpoint marks the province of Xocoyolo as due East from Mexico City toward the Gulf of Mexico. A satellite view of the area shows little more than a scattering of buildings clustered along highway Puebla 575, and lots of lush, green vegetation.
In communities like these, medical facilities can be hours away, and access to nutritious foods limited to either what grows locally or what can be trucked into and stored without perishing.
Annarelie lives in Xocoyolo with her two daughters, her mother, and grandmother. Access to basic health care represents progress for the community that has long made do with available resources or gone without. For the past two years, Annarelie's daughter, Stephanie has been receiving Vitamin Angels' vitamin A and deworming tablets. When she became pregnant last year, Annarelie received prenatal multivitamins noting that she experienced “less morning sickness, and more of an appetite!” compared to her pregnancy with Stephanie. At three-months-old Nancy is a healthy baby who makes her big sister smile. Like parents all over the world, she hopes that her daughters will “be healthy and finish school” - and she believes that the power of vitamins will help make that possible.