Home stretch

After a long busy week of clinics assessing and treating over 700 patients we were able to have a bit of down time before heading back home! Yesterday’s clinic was again setup in a local community church building and though we were off to a bit of a bumpy start, we were able to get… Continue reading Home stretch

Varying Extremes

Today started similar to the others- racing through a buffet breakfast feeling somewhat guilty at the food we had access to compared to where we were going. Next a 30 minute drive to the Batayes planning how best to set up and organize the day. Then we arrived and the crazy business of set up… Continue reading Varying Extremes

Getting Organized

By: Claudybel Gourden Today was a bumpy start to the day. Our first day in the Bateyes in San Pedro, we drove deep into the sugarcane fields in the middle of no where it seems and when we arrived at the church where the people were piling up, even before we got there and before… Continue reading Getting Organized

New clinic site

By: Michelle Balon It was an early start setting up for our last clinic in Sousa. The tireless work of volunteers unpacked vans of equipment and set up our facility in record time. The people we served in the morning clinic was held outside on a hot sunny day underneath a covered area. The team… Continue reading New clinic site

Full day of clinic

With a slightly earlier wake up, the day began with a couple too many cups of coffee and a quick breakfast before we packed up and headed over towards the site. As we had already fully set up yesterday, today was getting reacquainted with our space and beginning the day. The morning hours, we saw… Continue reading Full day of clinic

Sunday Clinics

This morning we woke up to beautiful weather in Puerto Plata. Omelette and fresh papaya for breakfast with the team. We had a brief team meeting and left for a visit to the Vagamudo Coffee Shop. It’s an amazing program for boys transitioning into adulthood. Met John and Shannon who started this program for all… Continue reading Sunday Clinics

Arrived and Organized

After a long day of travel the medical team has safely arrived in Sosua Dominican Republic. On arrival we were met by our partners and loaded the bags of medical supplies into a truck and sped off to the community where we will be doing the clinics. Thanks to Claudybel and her amazing connections we… Continue reading Arrived and Organized

And we’re off!

After much preparation and planning, the Global Impact Venture Experience (GIVE) Medical team is on their way down to Dominican Republic! Follow our blog for daily updates and photos from the field as we seek to treat the most vulnerable people in rural communities in the DR.