MedShare improves health care for residents of Los Robles, Nicaragua

The following post is from Cathy Harper who is traveling with our MedShare group in Nicaragua this week:

What an incredible day! Traveling to the remote community of Los Robles in the highlands [of Nicaragua], we witnessed firsthand the power of community, and MedShare’s role in impacting the lives of others.

“What a surge of pride we all felt to see firsthand that the supplies for the clinic came from MedShare that were being used to help others in a small village in Nicaragua.”

With coffee farming the primary means of making a living, families in Los Robles are accustomed to working hard for very little. But combine their determination and hard work with other ingredients, including MedShare and our on the ground partners, and the result is nothing short of amazing!

Nicaragua-LosRoblesClinic1This community volunteered and worked to build a medical clinic that opened late last year. Twelve trained VOLUNTEER brigadistas living in Los Robles serve as an extended arm of the clinic. 

What a surge of pride we all felt to see firsthand that the supplies for the clinic came from MedShare. Dozens of boxes carefully sorted and packed by volunteers of MedShare actually being used to help others in a small village in Nicaragua.

Wow! Almost every family in Los Robles now has access to clean water as a result of their volunteering in the community (and support of a great Nicaragua NGO). And the results are almost immediate in terms of the decrease in GI related problems.

What we do at MedShare really does matter  – and combined with the efforts of so many others in places near and far – come together to make a positive difference in the lives of others. That’s the power of community.NicaraguaBoardTrip9

Special thanks to Amalia Engelberger for providing photos. Click here to see more photos from the MedShare trip this week to Nicaragua.

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