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2019 Annual Report

Dear Friends of Casa Colibrí, This letter to you is different than the one I would have written yesterday, as today came the announcement that flights from the USA are not going to be allowed into Guatemala due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. This...

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Our Documentary Film

During our 2018 Journada, we were accompanied by a videographer who spent the week filming our clinic and interviewing members of the team. We're excited to share the final product in a few different lengths, depending on how much time you have! Enjoy! Full Length (25...

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2018 Annual Report

Dear Friends of Casa Colibrí, This has been a year of transformation, collaboration and culmination, thanks to your tremendous support! Casa Colibri has successfully transformed from an organization providing periodic health care missions. literacy and clean water...

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Changing Lives with Collaboration

Collaborations are very important to Casa Colibrí. In October 2018, we partnered with the World Pediatric Project and Hospittalia Amatitlán for a craniofacial mission. In total, the team of U.S. and Guatemalan surgeons completed twenty-four evaluations and eight...

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Literacy Matters

Literacy Matters

We read without giving it a second thought. There are millions of people around the world who cannot read or write. This became more than an abstract idea to me when we housed and cared for a small Guatemalan child and her parents some years ago.

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Why I Go

Why I Go

This photograph of a traditional Mayan grandmother and her 5-year-old granddaughter reveals the reasons that I have gone on medical trips with Casa Colibrí to northwest Guatemala for the past 13 years and will continue to go in the future. This grandmother has seen...

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Jornada 2015: A Turning Point

Jornada 2015: A Turning Point

Once again, the Mayan villagers welcomed the team with smiles and waves as our trucks bounced over the rutted roads as we neared the clinic. Once there, our team of two physicians, three dentists, three nurses, translators, and support people, started unloading the...

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Graduation Day

Graduation Day

Four years of perseverance and sacrifice were culminating in the ultimate accomplishment – graduation with a nursing degree from the most prestigious university in Guatemala. Mateo was becoming a professional nurse! He will be working full time at the clinic, allowing...

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Preparing the Jornada

Preparing the Jornada

What does it take to prepare for a medical/dental trip at Casa Colibri? A lot! Extensive planning is underway to ensure that 19 members of the Casa Colibri team will be able to effectively meet the needs of the approximately 1,000 patients they anticipate seeing...

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