Thank you for visiting my donation page! Please read and see why you should donate:
I will be serving as part of Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) to provide medical care to the poor and marginalized people of the Dominican Republic. This program began over thirty years ago, and aims to teach medical students about the culture, customs and problems of third world countries, and give students an opportunity to provide basic health care to the underserved. A group of Georgetown medical students will be traveling to the Dominican Republic June 15-July 14, 2013 to attend this program. While there, we will be hosting medical clinics in rural villages, and leading health discussions with the locals.
The Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Over 42% of Dominicans live below the poverty line. The country also suffers from income inequality, with the poorest half of its citizens receiving less than 20% of the GDP. Furthermore, access to medical care for the poor is extremely limited. I hope to provide these people with both medical care and a sense of hope. But to do this, I need you help!
While medical students are specially selected for this program, we are expected to pay a portion of the costs for attending. The cost of the trip is approximately $1000, which includes my flight and program costs. I am asking for financial assistance to enable me to travel on this mission, as well as your prayers as we serve in the Dominican Republic. Please know the any donation is appreciated! Nothing is too small. I appreciate your kindness and support.
In return for your support, I will send you emails updating you on the experience! It's just one small way to say thank you for your kindness.
If you're interested in learning more about the ILAC program: http://www.creighton.edu/ministry/ilac/ilacmission/mission/index.php