Clinica Verde

Rating: 4.98 stars   52 reviews

Issues: Environment, Health, International, Reproductive Rights

Location: Angwin CA 94508 USA

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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I helped design collateral for Clinica Verde fundraising efforts. It was a pleasure working with the CV team and I was honored to help with their effort to bring quality healthcare to mothers and children in Nicaragua.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

Clinica Verde is one of those few charities that really make a difference. Although small compared to some of the big mammoths, they treat the people that they help as human beings that are exactly the same as we all are, with similar neds and desires, rather than as poor people that need help. Clinica Verde believes in sustainability - in more than one aspect - and in doing things together and locally, and it puts its money where its mouth is on all these points. They are a group of extremely dedicated people, who through this dedication, and through old-fashioned very hard work, get things done!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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We are so fortunate to have your leadership and support, Eelco!

Rating: 5 stars  

I have always been drawn to actions that have a true impact on other's people's lives, and I believe Clinica Verde takes this to another level. Ever since I first heard of it, I was impressed by what a selfless act it was, looking for no profit, fame or advantage, other than serving the people of Boaco, a city in great need in Nicaragua. Clinica Verde understands to the very core, the importance of protecting our young, by providing them not only health services, but support, counseling, and a safe haven to learn the things that will really take them somewhere in life. It centers women and children in all its tasks, and without a doubt will work hand in hand with the local initiatives already at work. This is indeed a highly organized, driven, passionate organization, with great people behind it, and just as great people benefiting from it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the need for guidance in physical and emotional health the young women and children have in Boaco, and how thankful they are that is a place where they can get it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

paint it all green!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Clinica Verde is a non-profit organization building a future for women in Nicaragua. I started to get involved with this organization when my mother joined the Board of Directors and I heard about the cause. I was moved by the anecdotes of several young girls that get pregnant at an early age and lack counseling or care. Clinica Verde is a new model of care for families in need that can be replicated in other developing countries.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have experienced the results of this organization by looking at anecdotes of young impoverished women that are seeking for care.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Would not make any changes

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4 people found this review helpful

If all non-profits operated like Clinica Verde the World would be a better place! By integrating health care, nutrition & gardening advice, childcare and farmer's market, all in an ecologically sustainable and replicable format, Clinica Verde shows the way forward, while being very sensitive to the needs of its community. We gave a little money, advice and encouragement and they ran with it! We could not be more proud of Clinica Verde and Susan Dix-Lyons.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

replicate the clinic format in many other places around the World

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Clínica Verde is an innovative project that will serve an extremely vulnerable and deserving population – a population that is among the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. Perhaps Clínica Verde’s most exciting aspect is that it has been designed to be environmentally sustainable and replicable from the very beginning, so it provides a clear model for steadily increasing access to care throughout the region and throughout the world. Under Susan Lyons’ outstanding leadership, Clínica Verde has assembled a top-notch advisory board and is weaving close ties with its future client community as well as with other major charitable, government, and health care institutions in the region. This network of support will ensure continued project momentum. I’m very excited about this project and have no doubt that it will have a tremendously positive impact on health outcomes in Nicaragua.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching it create tremendous enthusiasm among donors and raise an impressive amount of starting capital

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase the involvement by non-physician health care professionals (such as nurses, social workers, midwives, etc.) who may have a valuable perspective on how best to serve its client population; push more research on best ways to reach & serve clients

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its innovative nature and the way it is hooked into the community to ensure that it gets the support it needs

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgeable, enthusiastic and energetic

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a huge difference to the health and happiness of some very deserving people

Ways to make it better...

I had been involved sooner!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

raising enough money to ensure the financial viability of its clinic operations

One thing I'd also say is that...

this is a very exciting program that deserves support

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I have a particular interest in Central America as I have other business responsibilities there. Once I learned of this project and met the people in my community who were involved, I was inspired to lend my food service design expertise to this vital project.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the generous spirit of collaboration.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Clinica Verde is doing amazing things for people who are really in need. The BOD and their contacts in Nicaragua are top notch. I am happy to support the work of Clinica Verde.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

intelligent, good, highly qualified folks who are intent to change the lives of those in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

My introduction to Clinica Verde came from a dinner a few years ago when Susan Dix Lyons asked my husband to be a Board Member. Though I felt his plate was full with other non-profit board responsibilities, I could only encourage him to become involved. The dedication, passion and respect displayed by this Board to all aspects of their mission is truly amazing in the non-profit and volunteer world.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the wide range of dedicated people I have met from all over the world who are involved with this project in one way or another.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Take their health-clinic model and export it to other areas in need of these services.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I am the Parish Priest of the Episcopal church taht the Lyon's family attends in St helena, CA. It has been both a privilege and a blessing to be a witness to the inception of Cinica Verde, and now to see it about to open its doors. Susan Lyons has incredible passion, administrative expertise, and team-building skills that would be the envy of any Pastor. The work she has done to cast a life-changing vision and galvanize people around it is nothing short of miraculous. Were one to ever wonder how the hand of God works to make love manifest in a broken worls, one need look no further than Clinica Verde. What a story and what a ministry. May God continue to so richly bless it. Pax, MAC+

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the life of our congregation. As susan witnesses to the growth of Clinica Verde, people are inspired.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

n't

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing again the proce3ss: first the seed, then the blade, then the fruit. Amazing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

absolutely first rate. susan went after the best, the brightest, the most passionate, and got them.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change countless more lives.

Ways to make it better...

they had raised more money more rapidly.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting things done in a country that really is developing.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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