Teen mothers with their babies at Clinica Verde.
Hola, Awesome Supporters:
Just wanted to check in with you to give you an update on our first 3 months of full operations! From January through March, we saw 3,310 patients at Clinica Verde: 2,451 females and 859 males. Our staff has been working hard!
Our Clinic Director, Jennifer Owen, reported this recent story that makes all of us proud and illustrates the spirit and intention of our excellent staff in Nicaragua: "A busload of women and children showed up today from some pueblo quite a ways away. By the time the bus got here, all our consults for the morning had been given out (they got here at 7:30 a.m.). The waiting room was packed, but the staff immediately sprung into action. Dr. Zeledon popped up to do some "charlas on" cervical cancer to keep people occupied, Yazmina and Leticia worked the busload of women to see who we needed to treat urgently and who could wait, and Iris continued to process the patients who were waiting before 7 a.m. Our staff made a good faith effort to accommodate what we could, and that means a lot!"
We also have community volunteers from the capital of Managua eager to help us out – including 2 dentists who will be visiting the clinic next week to provide cleanings and education on dental hygiene to a group of children and their mothers. Every day there are new challenges and new gains – and it continues to be a great honor to do this work.
Thanks to all of you for sticking beside us on this meaningful journey. We are thankful for you every day!
p.s. We always have equipment needs at the clinic. If any of you works for an organization that may be able to help us, please let me know! You can contact me directly anytime at: firstname.lastname@example.org