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Get Kristin to Honduras - Medical Mission Trip
$455 raised
30% of $1.5k goal
7 contributors
3 Years running
Hi my dear friends and family! It has been a lifelong dream of mine to do international volunteer work, and I've finally found an organization that I'd like to do it with.  CapeCARES (check them out at capecares.org) is a wonderful organization ...

Hi my dear friends and family!

It has been a lifelong dream of mine to do international volunteer work, and I've finally found an organization that I'd like to do it with.  CapeCARES (check them out at capecares.org) is a wonderful organization of doctors, dentists, and other health care professionals that travel to Honduras several times a year to provide health care to the rural poor.

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.  Over 65% of the population lives in poverty.  There is one doctor for every 6,000 people, and in fact most villages do not have a doctor.

CapeCARES rotates among several sites, attempting send a team to each site at least once a year.  This is the only heath care most of these people get.  When they know CapeCARES is coming, they gather their families and walk, usually for miles, sometimes sleeping outside the clinic overnight, just to get health care.

The volunteer fee is $600 + airfare, and this pays for food, lodging, and transport to the clinic from Tegucigalpa, the capital, once I get there.  Any funds raised in excess of what I end up needing (if that happens) will be donated to CapeCARES.  

There are wonderful videos to watch with footage of past trips at http://www.capecares.org/PVideo.html.  I know it will inspire you to help, just like it inspired me.

Thanks from the bottom of my heart!!

Kristin

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