Volunteering in Honduras

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These type of  homes are common in developing nations, usually one room with a dirt floor where families up ward to 10 will sleep and stay.

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‘La clinica Medica’ is where we stayed during our visit. This clinic provides affordable healthcare to those in the area. End of the day we would go out and play soccer with the local kids in the clinics driveway.

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We went and visited homes and gave them bags of food. As  you  can see  in this home they are lucky to have a make shift stove, where they make, the popular, corn tortillas. Where as others have to go to kitchens, friends to be able to make their food.

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I went to Honduras with my younger sister Ashira. We had gone to a village 3hr from the capital (where we were staying). We brought crafts and bubbles for the kids. I snagged this perfect picture of Ashira, that basically sums up what kind of gal she is.

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I’m here, in the same village mentioned above, blowing bubbles and talking to the kids. Ashira and I asked them how they called ‘bubbles’ en espanol. But, they didn’t know because they had never seen them before.

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The ground water is heavily contaminated in Honduras, so its either bottle water or soda.

H7 One day we visited the main hospital of in the capital ‘Tegucigalpa’. There were about 20 kids put side by side in one of the bigger rooms. At night while their kids sleep in the hospital beds parents sleep on the tile floor in the hallway.

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One of the projects we did was lining the opening space of the new church with cement. I laid the brick while Ashira and Leah filled them in with rocks and a layer of concrete.
 H9  It was the end of the day, and we were packing up the left over clothes for parents to pick through and getting ready for the ride back when we met this little cutie.

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We sat on the back bed of a truck sticking our heads up over the car and feeling our face rushed with cool 60mph Honduran wind. It’s our plan to , this upcoming spring break, go back and  volunteer again.

So, when you’re trying to be the “best you, you can be” this new year try helping out others. Whether is be locally or globally, just keep in mind that there are others out there who have it worst, and appreciate the fact that you live in a developed country.

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                                                   LA CLINICA MEDICA: HOW TO VOLUNTEER
If you want to find out how you can make the trip down to Honduras this coming spring break, summer, or any other time you can email and I sure they will supply you with more information:

http://www.hiseyes.us/

1.  They are two americans who run “La clinica Medica” they live in Honduras and operate the clinic and many other services to the Honduran people.

2. When my sister and I went it was through our church and $900 each and that included plane, food, housing, and much of it also go towards running their feeding/children programs and facilities  They also have people from Med Students come down and work at the clinic.

3.They house large groups as well as small groups, just be prepared to get your hands dirty and have an amazing experience.

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