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Juana Calel

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Juana Calel

Community Health Promoter
Esperanza Community Housing Corp.

Biography

Juana Calel was born in Aguacatan, Huehuetenango in Guatemala. She is Maya Kiché and speaks the Maya Kiché language in addition to Spanish and English. In 1994 she came to the United States. In April 2001 she graduated from the Community Health Promoter Program of
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation. She continues her work at the Housing Corporation as a health promoter with EsperanSalud, providing training on nutrition, fish contamination and health, and health promotion.
2337 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles  California  90007
United States
Office Phone: 
(213) 748-7285
Office Fax: 
(213) 748-9360

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