The Oxford Club Supports The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic
Won’t You Join Us in This Rewarding Project…
The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic provides affordable access to high-quality health care and wellness programs in the Tola coastal communities of Nicaragua.
As the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Nicaragua suffers immensely from a deficiency in available medical care. Many of the rural communities do not have local health care facilities and cannot afford the treatment that is offered in the cities.
In recent years, the Clinic has been able to expand its capabilities to include preventative healthcare and promotion of healthy lifestyles. It continues developing healthy living projects and programs with creativity and hard work, focusing on the most urgent needs of remote and small town communities.
Thanks to its Healthy Eating Initiative, the Clinic has been teaching members of nearby communities how to grow their own food using a bio-intensive system that produces organic crops. As a result, 32 community gardens have been created. As part of this initiative, the Clinic started a Beekeeping Program, which is growing strong. The Clinic currently has four beehives and expects to have 10 hives later this year.
The Volunteers Program is important for the development of various activities, that benefit the community and support the Clinic. The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic hosts hundreds of volunteers from all over the world. 2018 will be an amazing year for volunteers to contribute to many new Clinic projects for the community. Depending on their experience level, volunteers can perform a range of activities, from taking vital signs and helping with patient intake to providing emergency care and performing minor surgeries. They are also able to work in the organic garden or with the clean water treatment and distribution program.
For many Nicaraguans living in rural areas, gaining access to clean water is a serious problem. The Clinic’s Clean Water Initiative started a few years ago to address this issue. Last year, it made major improvements in the process of washing, filling and storing purified water.
Through one-on-one sponsorships, the Padrino Program has created meaningful connections and lasting relationships. The Clinic is always looking for ways to expand this vital program and promote the importance of health and higher education to families and their children.
Donating only takes a minute, but it makes a dramatic, long-term difference in the lives of the wonderful people in this region of Nicaragua.
To make a donation, please visit the Clinic’s website at www.nicaclinic.org