We conducted our final clinic in what we had always known as Somalia. It’s a massive tract of land in the middle of San Salvador and home to the largest, most deplorable slum in the country. The conditions are unspeakable – cardboard, plastic or tin homes, dirt floors, open cooking
Now today was something altogether different. We drove for 55 kms, not to a rural village, but to quite a large town. The municipality of Izalco, home to 70,000 people, is named after a nearby volcano. Over 70% of the people here live in extreme poverty. We parked and
Today was our day off – time to recharge in preparation for the final two demanding clinics. So tonight, as in previous years, I’m posting a collection of photos covering the past several days. They show more of the amazing folks on our team and of course the beautiful people
Today was the day the veterans were looking forward to the most. Over the years, Speroway has forged a special bond with the Remar Orphanage, and more specifically, the children who live there. In some cases, they were abandoned and in others, their parents were drug addicts, in jail or
What a day we had in Tepecoyo. Our convoy of three buses headed out along the same road we travelled yesterday until we took an abrupt left and headed straight into the mountains. Lush vegetation bordered the narrow road as it meandered up the mountain. We felt as if we
Finally, this morning – after months of planning and preparation, we travelled an hour outside San Salvador to Joya del Ceren, site of our first El Salvador clinic. Our ground crew had clearly done their job spreading the word – we were greeted by 450 people lined up, ready to
The clinic days are exhausting to be sure – but Team Prep Day takes it to a new level. Without the hard work of the entire group today – there would be no clinics in the week ahead. The teams from all four departments, Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and Distribution, must
Just 9 months after a tremendously successful Medical/Dental Clinic trip to Guatemala, the Speroway team is back in Central America bringing primary care to thousands of needy families. This time, we’ve returned to El Salvador with a team of 30 – doctors, nurses, paramedics, dentists and several other hand-picked volunteers.