Hearts in Motion
H.I.M. was established in Guatemala in 1990 and has consistently provided outstanding care and services by fostering a cooperative relationship with local government leaders in order to identify the needs and priorities of the communities they serve. Community committees are included to ensure the viability of activities and programs and locals are hired when possible, to ensure the continuity and sustainability of H.I.M. services. The mission of Hearts In Motion is to provide care and medical treatment for children, families, and communities through programs and sponsorships in the U.S., Central, and South America. An additional goal is to provide opportunities for individuals to participate in short-term mission experiences. The impact of the trip experience on each team member is at least as great as the impact on the lives of the people they touch. H.I.M. works to complement resources already in place while respecting community culture.
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Manos Unidas is a legally registered Peruvian Non-Profit Organization founded in 2008, and the founder and promoter of the first and only private/non-profit school for Special Education in Cusco, el Centro de Educacion Basica Especial Particular "Camino Nuevo". Their mission is to maximize the abilities and potential of individuals with developmental disabilities through a humanistic, personalized education with clear attainable goals and strict follow up, honoring such principals as respect, justice and tolerance for all community members. Their vision is to improve the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities in Cusco, facilitating successful inclusion within families, regular education schools, and vocational settings in order to live freely in a more just society and have access to equal opportunities.
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Chidamoyo Christian Hospital
Chidamoyo is an 85 bed privately funded hospital in remote northwest Zimbabwe. It serves approximately 70,000 patients annually through in-patient admissions and 18 outreach clinics providing basic childhood immunizations and anti-retroviral treatments. 500,000 infants and children have been vaccinated against preventable diseases since 1981 through Chidamoyo’s immunization outreach clinics and there has been a 90% reduction of AIDS transmission in utero (from 22% in 2000 to 2% in 2010). They have provided over 2000 patients anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for AIDS through their five ART outreach clinics and established a 50% reduction in the AIDS rate at the hospital (from 33% in 2001 to 16% in 2010). One of the most established hospitals in Zimbabwe, it provides a wide range of medical services including labor & delivery, AIDS care and counseling, basic operations, x-rays, laboratory, and pharmaceutical services. Chidamoyo operates on an annual budget of US$120,000 (US$10,000/month) which translates into an average cost of less than US$2 per patient. Chidamoyo also provides scholarships to girls to attend high school, with over 2500 girls graduating in the past 12 years through Chidamoyo scholarships. They also build and refurbish local schools with one new school constructed and three schools renovated so far.
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