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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Health Systems, Energy Resources Conservation & Development, Environment, Family Planning, Health, International, International Relief, Reproductive Rights

Mission: Clinica Verde is a new model of care for families in need.

Results: In 2012, we served nearly 14,000 patients. We continue to serve ~1,200 patients per month, providing clinical care as well as health and nutrition education

Target demographics: Women and children living in poverty.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 14,000 women and children

Geographic areas served: Nicaragua

Programs: prenatal and postnatal care, health and nutrition care, growth and development consults

Community Stories

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What separates Clinica Verde from other nonprofits is its holistic approach to wellness, care and education. Clinica Verde does not just provide quality service to individuals in need, but it also provides long-lasting relationships and opportunities for young individuals to jumpstart their educational goals. I personally have been touched by the mission that this nonprofit has to offer to their community. Its not every day that individuals are offered healthcare, an education and friends. Clinica Verde is the ideal nonprofit.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As volunteers helping with housing, education and improved health care in Nicaragua for more than ten years now, we have watched Clinica Verde emerge as a mere idea into the most beautiful model of health care we could have ever imagined possible.
This rural medical clinic and healthy-living educational facility is almost beyond the imagination of anyone who witnesses the care and concern offered to families who come there for help. As I have told our American friends who ask about Clinica Verde, "You would be proud and very comfortable seeking treatment for your own health needs at this rural health clinic. It is a welcoming place of comfort and care that is seldom, if ever, seen in developing countries."

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Clinica Verde truly impressed me when I visited about a month ago and my hope is that this same model can be replicated in other Nicaraguan towns. Being from Nicaragua and looking to get involved with a healthcare related organization, CV has exceeded my expectations.

Not only are the facilities impeccable, the ladies and gentlemen that I encountered all had smiles in their faces. They seemed genuinely happy to be there; and that is probably such a breath of fresh air to patients as they walk through the door.

Nicaragua needs more places like CV where people can be treated in a clean facility with kindness and respect. I particularly loved their garden and meeting the gentleman who oversees it; you can tell he is really proud of the work he has done. As was everyone else.

I look forward to helping CV and bringing awareness to their amazing work here in Nicaragua.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Clinica Verde is a brilliant realization of so much hard work and an amazing dream.
We are so impressed with the entire operation, from the environmental planning to the skillful execution of bringing together locals and volunteers from around the globe. It's rare to find a non-profit with such a beautiful balance of organization and sustainable holistic approach to providing care; Clinica Verde is just that!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our experience at Clinica Verde was moving, wonderful, emotional, and eye opening. We are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to experience the love, kindness, caring, and selflessness of everybody involved. This was our first trip and we were not sure what to expect. Clinica Verde exhibits something so special in such a deprived area. It demonstrates a sophisticated operation in a poor country with great need. Everybody involved was very proud to be a part of the facility. We departed with passion to return and great desire to be a part of Clinica Verde in the future. We are so humble. Clinic Verde has made quite an impact on our lives.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are a wonderful organization! I learned a great deal about medicine in developing countries. The staff was incredibly thoughtful and organized; they were helpful with the volunteers and incredibly compassionate with the patients. The garden is an impressive endeavor as well! It seemed to bring a lot of people from the community together.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I recently visited Clinica Verde for the first time and was amazed to see firsthand how it has brought health and hope to Nicaragua. CV is not only providing basic healthcare, but also pre natal and post natal care, sexual reproduction and dietary / nutritional education in a clean, friendly, and positive environment. From the bio-intensive garden and architectural design which conserves resources to the compassionate and helpful staff, I was very impressed with CV's operations. Clinica Verde's annual report proves that this global, sustainable, and innovative prototype is making a big difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently toured Clinica Verde for the first time and it is a truly a new model of healthcare in which patient experience comes first. The facilities are impecable and the staff is very friendly. Clinica Verde has created a sense of belonging for those in the community and has met their health care needs improving their lives. It is a truly an inspiring non-profit organization that is also educating the future generations on health care and sexual education.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After visiting Clinica Verde and meeting the people involved with it's implementation, I am extremely impressed with how even though Clinica Verde is a new concept in medical outreach in developing countries, the Nicaraguan culture of ages is not forgotten. Everyone is welcomed and made to feel deserving of the care and service provided to them. The passion of Susan and the board is unparalleled. Keep up the good work!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I recently returned from a visit to Clinica Verde where I met with staff members and joined the interim Medical Director on an outreach visit to the surrounding community. What struck me most about the visit was the uncompromising commitment to an environment where every patient feels valued and loved. Staff members ensure that every person who walks through their doors feels respected, listened to, and cared for.

Set in a rural area of Nicaragua, Clinica Verde serves patients with few resources. In addition to providing in-patient and outreach medical services, the clinic provides educational programs to meet some of the greatest health priorities in the region. These preventive health programs serve adolescents, mothers and babies and provide a holistic approach that serves as a model to other clinics.

Clinica Verde's work is exceptional and their staff is inspirational.