The Association Center for Traditional Medicine CEMETRA, is a non-profit organization founded in January of 1995. It´s a social labor of the “Cristo Mensajero de la Paz” parish, financed by solidary Christians from Switzerland through the BETHLEHEM – MISSION Organization.
It was born to take care of the health of the marginal population, who don´t have access to modern medicine due to their scarce resources. Besides promoting and revaluing natural and traditional medicine.
It’s a project that has transcended from spiritual formation to the formulation of a income-generating strategy, considering the reality of the women and men of the neighborhoods in Santa Cruz.
The income generation is linked to an ecologic focus on taking advantage of the potential in the zone. This means medicinal herbs and easy healing methods, making the most out of Bolivia’s rich tradition in Natural Medicine.
The permanent training, spiritual reflections and the transference of responsibilities to the staff, have been experiences that grant the continuity of the Organization.
The Cemetra's mission is to improvethe level of population's integral health by being an alternative answer for the people that is marginalized by the Local Health Sistem.
Taking into account the word of God.
"I came that they may have life in abundance"
The Cemetra's vision is to provide quality medical care by natural medicine terapies developed by a highly qualified staff for people integral healing especially the poor
As the Bible says.."Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brohers and sisters of mine you did for me" (Matthew 25:40)