Our final clinic day took us to the largest slum area in the country. The 1st of December is a community we have visited before. This is visit number 5 to be exact and this place and it’s people hold a special place in the hearts of many of our
If yesterday’s ceremonial dedication of our brand new permanent clinic at San José Villanueva was the dress rehearsal, today was opening night! We inaugurated the new clinic with over 1,000 patients as we set up shop in and around this beautiful new building. As we got off the bus at
Today will be remembered as a monumental turning point for Speroway and the people of San José Villanueva. And it’s not because we saw and treated 1,000 patients – we didn’t. And it’s not because we performed 250 challenging dental procedures – we didn’t. And it’s certainly not
Our third clinic day saw us revisiting familiar territory in the community of Tepecoyo. Previous team visits provided a familiarity with the school we were working in. Veteran team members suggested what rooms were suited best for each department and we were setup and ready to start in
Our third day in El Salvador and second clinic day started off with a one hour drive to San Pablo Tacachico. The mornings have become routine already with breakfast, pack up our supplies, load up the buses and drive. Our arrival was met with a smaller crowd than we had
DAY 2: SANTO TOMAS
A 30 minute bus ride from San Salvador, the village of Santo Tomas was buzzing by 7:00am when the Dental team arrived for set up. As soon as we had the generators running, our dedicated team of dental professionals had their portable dental units running and drills were
After arriving after dark last night and a having brief time of introduction to the rest of the team before bed, today was all about getting ready for the week. Lots of preparation required to help these days go off as smoothly and efficiently as possible. A handful of the
The crowd applauded and the cameras clicked as the first shovelful of cement dropped into the foundation of the new medical clinic in San Jose Villanueva, El Salvador. The ceremony signified the launch of a new phase in the Speroway plan to bring medical care to the disadvantaged people of
The Ontario Gleaners is a completely volunteer driven organization in Cambridge, Ontario that makes 30,000 servings of soup mix each day that is internationally distributed to the hungry. Speroway is delighted to be a long-standing partner with them! Recently Starr, a Speroway staff member, was able to visit them, and
Several years ago Speroway’s president Ken Dick had the good fortune to meet Lynda Kuhn, a women who emanates her passion to help children in Kenya everywhere she goes. Speroway was fortunate to join with her and together with our partner in Kenya founded the Nyota Home. Lynda is
Although there has been some inconsistency in blogging lately, it has not been for a lack of activity on many fronts, especially in our procurement and shipping area. So what is going on at Speroway?
Over the last several weeks we have prepared and shipped several containers with and for
Speroway is very proud to partner with the Ontario Gleaners (Cambridge, ON). The partnership has allowed Speroway to distribute a high quality vegetable soup mix to 9 countries through 10 different agencies.
The sheer volume of the distribution is incredible, providing over 2.7 million meals of soup to children around