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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Clinics, Health, International, International Development

Mission: OUR MISSION AND VISION PREDISAN exists as a Christian healthcare organization so that individuals in our service area (currently eastern Honduras) can experience wholeness – spiritual, physical, social, economic and environmental health – according to God’s redemptive plan. We focus on three areas of ministry that provide a holistic approach to healing lives: Healthcare, Community Development and Spiritual Formation.

Results: Since 1986, Mission Predisan has been instrumental in the development and implementation of health promotion and health education training programs. Predisan works with local universities and the Honduran Ministry of Health to develop education programs and training guidelines that set the standard for training the next generation of Honduran healthcare providers. Our staff are Honduran nationals that have been instrumental to improving the quality of health in their communities. They are doctors, nurses, teachers, psychologists, counselors, mid-wives and health promoters that serve with the heart and compassion of Christ. Predisan staff and volunteers provide high quality health care, rehabilitation for drug addicts and alcoholics, biblical family counseling and drug prevention activities for youth. We concentrate our services on the most marginal and unprotected groups, especially those that are at the greatest risk and/or have the least access to services. Predisan operates out of 25 facilities: The Good Samaritan Medical Center in central Catacamas, CEREPA addiction treatment center and one clinic in rural suburbs of Catacamas and five remote mountain clinics where we serve more than 50 small villages. We also serve through 17 health centers in the municipality of Culmi that include a birthing center and doctors office. We join with local, national efforts, health organizations, and community groups to develop strategies that address the cause of disease and implement preventative activities that empower communities to build sustainable solutions. We foster a safe and healthy environment for mind, body and spirit through community development and education initiatives that impact the next generation. Community development programs are the key to the sustainability, success and health of the people and communities we serve. To inspire future missionaries we integrate volunteer experiences into all of our programs. Predisan’s volunteer program creates an exchange of experiences with professionals, medical brigades and students. Volunteers come primarily from North American churches, colleges and medical schools — bringing fresh ideas and expertise to expand Predisan's outreach. More than 350 doctors, church members, community leaders and students — as individuals or as groups — visited and worked at Predisan in 2014.

Target demographics: families, women and children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 44,500

Geographic areas served: Olancho, Honduras

Programs:

The beautiful and modern Good Samaritan Clinic in Catacamas, Honduras, provides out-patient family medical care, specialty care and surgical procedures by doctors in Predisan's volunteer program.

A Rural and Mountain Health Program operates clinics in rural and mountain areas near Catacamas.

CEREPA, Predisan's addiction-treatment center in Catacamas is known as a leading center throughout Central America. It usually operates at capacity for men and women in-patients, and provides out-patient care.

An Education Program provides a scholarship program for students from kindergarten through high school, programs for health workers and citizens associated with the mountain clinics, and an anti-addiction/self-esteem program for elementary and secondary students.

A Community Development Program works with the mountain communities Predisan serves to provide education, collaboration on public health projects such as water and latrine systems and a variety of education/community development services. The program works with governmental agencies to provide a Healthy Schools program to students in local elementary schools. The students receive medical screenings, vitamins, parasite treatments, lice treatments and a healthy snack each day.

A Spiritual Development Program works to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ through all of Predisan's efforts. Chaplains work at Predisan facilities daily to bring comfort and encouragement and oversee a program to provide vouchers for medical care to those unable to pay Predisan's symbolic charges for services.

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

After hearing great things about Predisan for almost 20 years from friends who have visited Honduras, I was able to see first hand recently how this wonderful organization operates and impacts the lives of so many in Honduras. Their consistent approach "to preach and to heal" is improving the spiritual. mental and physical health of thousands, young and old.

From operating health clinics in mountainous and rural communities, to providing pre-natal care for expectant mothers, to praying with patients and their families, to providing both effective tools and encouragement to those recovering from addictions, Predisan is serving the people of Honduras by being the hands, feet and mouth of Jesus.

Jenny W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What an incredible missions outreach to Hondurans! Predisan is outstanding in its health care delivery model and spiritual outreach program. Christ is at the very heart of everything they do! Quality and excellence are drivers for their amazing work. Thank you for allowing me to experience the loving hands and feet of Christ! You're the best! :)

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I really enjoyed my last trip with Predisan. It could have been improved by better planning. It was more a disorganization problem than "plans changed".

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Predisan executes their mission flawlessly. They have expanded their reach in the mountain villages, providing health, spiritual and community development services.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Predisan is extremely active in the community, addressing many needs on both a large and small scale. With the help of international and local staff and volunteers, they are able to provide the spectrum of quality health, mental health, wellness and basic needs services.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Predisan in 2013, when the church I attended was planning a mission trip to Honduras. It was in that trip, where I witness first hand the important work that Predisan was doing with the people of Honduras. Predisan was not only meeting their healthcare needs but their spiritual ones too. They taught them the importance of having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Predisan was also educating the community. They provided financial assistance for education and show them how to live in sanitary conditions. I feel bless to be serving alongside of them. I'm going on by fifth year of working with this organization and truly enjoy it. My husband and my daughter have also gone.

Larry Liesl L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

March 2016 was my first year to visit Honduras. My husband and I joined a mission group from our church, Sachse's First Baptist Church. Everyone that we came in contact with was very professional. And I can't say enough praise for our Predisan coordinator/translator/guide, Jhonny Zavala. He was friendly, helpful and extremely professional. We saw many places during our travels in Honduras, such as Tagulcigapa, Catacamas, Culmi and Subirana. The country is breathtaking and the people were very friendly and appreciative. We plan to continue a long term relationship with Predisan!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Predisan does great with loving their community and sharing Jesus with Hondurans while healing them physically.

Donor

Rating: 5

Predisan is meeting people where they, blessing them with spiritual and physical healing. A Christ-centered and Biblical act indeed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Several years ago, a group from the Northlake church in Atlanta went to Honduras on a work trip. Part of our week was spent was spent in the mountains with Cedeco as our home base. One objective was to help build latrines for several families in the area. While two friends and I cut rebar for pouring the concrete, the matriarch of the family came into the muddy yard, picked up a scrawny chicken by its legs, and, using a machete, cut off its head. She then scalded and plucked it. Taking it inside, she put in on her stove--a clay or mud structure heated from below with wood, to boil. As we worked in her yard, that chicken became the base of a delicious chicken soup that we were served for lunch. Talk about farm to table!

Not only, however, were we served lunch; we were shown gracious hospitality in this family's home. Their house was a mud brick structure with an open living/kitchen area and sleeping areas in another room, and I was never sure how many family members actually lived there. The floors were dirt but cleanly swept. The Windows had no screens, and the doors were open to the yard making easy access for little animals as well as people. A table in the middle of the room was set with our bowls, Cokes for the gringoes, and a glass with some flowers in the center. Also on the table was a flowered tablecloth, brand new, still with package creases--surely just for us! In this humble home and in the middle of so much poverty, a touch of beauty and pride in being able to serve their guests a meal. I wish I had a picture of that tablecloth with its brightly colored flowers; it will always be a reminder to me of what it means to share your home with others.