Primary Care Clinic
A Place of Refuge
Today, a brick-and-metal building stands in that community, bolstered by running water and electricity and known to the locals as “Casa Colibrí.”
While roads have since been built in the region, our community still struggles to access basic medical care. The nearest hospital is over three hours away—if you have access to a vehicle—and government funding for healthcare doesn’t extend to those northwest villages.
Four days of clinic see hundreds of locals from surrounding villages. Patients come for their health—for pediatric checkups, for vision problems, for women’s needs—and they leave with parasite treatment, vitamins, pain relief, and education on everything from nutrition to healthy hygiene.
Sponsoring the education for nursing professionals who later have served at the clinic has furthered Casa Colibrí’s goals for long-term, sustainable health within the community. More than that, the local presence brings hope to other young students interested in pursuing higher education, giving them a success story of people who have gone to university and then brought critical skills to give back to the community.
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