Ana Beltran is part of the outreach team at the NC Farmworkers Project in Benson, conducting outreach to farmworkers and offering them education on different health topics, referring them to low-cost medical clinics if they need it. This is the second year that Ana has worked as a Certified Application Counselor for ACA at the Farmworkers’ Project, helping farmworkers obtain insurance coverage through the Marketplace in their own language. Ana enjoys visiting farmworker camps and offering the Projects’ resources, since this organization and its team always seek the well-being of farmworkers in North Carolina. She equally enjoys listening to farmworkers tell their stories and experiences during their stay in North Carolina, and hearing with what respect and love they talk about their families and all they are capable of doing for them. Ana has great admiration and respect for farmworkers.
Ana has done the work of an outreach worker for many years, beginning as a volunteer in 2002 bringing health education to farmworkers and families in NC. Ana has remained in constant communication with farmworkers, creating a close and trusting relationship with them. The development of her skills as an outreach worker has been one of Ana’s greatest passions, one that she carries out with love and respect. She says “When you love and enjoy your work, it isn’t work” – what more can you ask for?