San Antonio Guatemalan Endeavor
SAGE operates under the auspices of HELPS International Inc., a non-profit 501(c )(3) charitable foundation
For the past 13 years, SAGE has taken teams of as many as 135 volunteers into the mountains of rural Guatemala to provide medical care and community development to those in need. This includes medical professionals, med and nursing students, the construction team, plus a kitchen team and translators.
Many Guatemalans never have the opportunity to receive medical care, and their illnesses often go untreated for years.
Over the course of 5 days, SAGE medical teams work to provide medical care to these Guatemalans. The team sees patients in medical clinics, dental clinic, vision clinic, and performs surgeries such as cleft palate repair.
Outreach clinics saw over 1000 patients in 3 communities.
Surgeons (General, Plastic and OB/Gyn) performed 114 surgeries.
Vision Team treated over 1000 patients, giving out a lot of new glasses!
Dental Team pulled 185 teeth and provided 64 amalgam fillings.
The community development team works tirelessly to provide a makeover for Guatemalan homes, installing concrete floors in lieu of the dirt floors, efficient wood stoves to replace open fires, and water filters to eliminate water-borne diseases. The end result of these efforts provide a safer, more efficient environment for these Guatemalan families to live, grow, and face the future.
Please join us in our mission to serve the people of Guatemala.
SAGE is made possible by the tremendous support of its sponsors:
San Antonio, TX