A Rutgers University, student led service club is looking to raise money to get us to Guatemala to finish what we started. We are in the process of building a medical facility and elementary school in rural Guatemala.
Your donation makes these service trips possible. Thank you.
Salud y Paz currently operates two health and dental clinics that primarily serve the Mayan population in Guatemala. 75% of the rural Mayan population lives in EXTREME poverty, with an income of less than US$1.00/day, or approximately $360/year.
Since August 2001 the clinics in Camanchaj and Xela have been open full time. We have now documented well over 100,000 patient visits and estimate we have provided millions of dollars in medical/dental services.
In addition to our clinics, we have opened a preschool with 50 students who receive early childhood education, as well as nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day.
We are currently constructing a new building at the Camanchaj clinic with the goal of eventually opening a regional surgery center in addition to the medical clinic, dental clinic, and school at that location. In addition, we hope to soon open a clinic in Cunen and have clinics are working toward functioning clinics in San Antonio and Patalup.
In addition to our regular weekly clinic hours (two days in each clinic), we host medical, surgical, and construction teams from the U.S. throughout the year.