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.
Meet Glen and Carmen. This picture was taken in February of 2010 in the orphanage at Remar, El Salvador. Glen, a veteran paramedic, was part of a Speroway Medical/Dental team visiting Remar before a challenging week of clinics in the impoverished communities around San Salvador. Carmen, aged 3 at the
Notes from Ken Dick, Friday April 1, 2011: Somalia, El Salvador: This is the squatter area on the fringe of San Salvador. We have visited this community twice before. We know we will be working under tarpaulins in crude wood structures and we have been told there is a threat
Would you stand in line for hours for anything? The people of El Cedro would, even as the morning heat and humidity started to intensify. They were waiting in line outside the local school hoping to see a doctor or dentist, desiring nothing more than to care for themselves and