The RWHP Fotonovela
The fotonovela is arguably the RWHP’s most effective tool. For almost 20 years, the RWHP has molded the fotonovela into a tool of reflection, role modeling and empowerment.
“RWHP fotonovelas reflect the struggles of communities in a positive light, incorporating role models who balance socio-cultural obstacles and disease prevention. The visual aspects of the novela are enticing and the style allows the reader to explore the health topics, increase self-identification and risk, and strengthen cultural identity.”
The RWHP’s fotonovelas are developed with the community they are intended to serve. With the RWHP’s use of community actors and the message-specific storyline for the target community, the fotonovelas successfully present health messages, document the work of communities and unify them to both improve individual and community well-being. The minimal text, popular language, and visuals of the
 Fabiola del Castillo, Panel presentation on “Pizcando Sueños: Crossing Borders” at the Universidad de Antropolgía y Historia, Mexico, DF, 2002.