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Day 3: San Pablo Tacachico

Day 3: San Pablo Tacachico

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

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Day 2: Santo Tomas

Day 2: Santo Tomas

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

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Day One San Salvador

Day One San Salvador

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

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Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

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

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Some Things Will Never Change

by Tim Fallis
 
Our trip to Tepecoyo earlier this week was one of the first times we’ve ever returned to the site of a previous Speroway clinic.  There’s just so much need within an hour’s drive of San Salvador that we’ve always tried to continue moving into new regions

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Mystery in Zaragoza

by Tim Fallis
We landed in Zaragoza in good time and started setting up in the town square using the municipal offices. Dental, as usual, had come much earlier so they could be up and running by the time we arrived. It was immediately clear that Medical and Pharmacy were

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Pictures Tell The Story

by Tim Fallis
Tonight, as has become tradition on our day off, I’m posting a collection of photos from the past several days here in El Salvador.  You’ll see the team and the people we’ve met – and, of course, the beautiful children.  We’ll be back tomorrow with a full

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Helping Hands in Tepecoyo

by Tim Fallis

Today we left the hotel half an hour earlier than usual to avoid the incredibly congested streets of San Salvador that held us up on our first two clinic days.  Let’s just say that morning rush hour here is quite an adventure.  Once on the highway

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A Good Day in San José Villanueva

by Tim Fallis

Our three buses rolled into San José Villanueva at about 8:45 after a 40 minute drive and we began setting up in the local municipal offices.  There was one massive room for both Dental and Medical separated by a makeshift wall – lots of space but it

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El Salvador/13 – Day 3: Surprise at El Congo

by Tim Fallis

Wow – what a way to kick off our week of clinics here in El Salvador!  Despite all the planning and organizing of the past year and particularly the past 24 hours, nothing could have prepared us for today and our first clinic in El Congo.

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El Salvador – Day 2: Getting It All Together

by Tim Fallis
 
With our first clinic coming up tomorrow, today was all about getting ready – and it was an all day affair!  We were up early for a full team meeting after which we split into groups and started working through the daunting list of jobs we

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And We’re Back…

by Tim Fallis
It doesn’t feel like a year ago that we all gathered at Pearson Airport to embark on our last Speroway Medical/Dental Clinic trip to El Salvador.  But here we are again, back with an even bigger team of doctors, dentists, dental assistants, paramedics, nurses and other critical

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