Clinica Verde

Rating: 4.98 stars   66 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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Clinica Verde is an organization that is truly dedicated to the mission of serving and bettering the lives of many. The success of the various projects it takes up and the growth it has seen since its inception could be viewed as a shocking thing. However, things such as solar panels, a biointensive garden, and quality health care for those who need it the most have always been part of what makes Clinica Verde so special. It is unique in its ability as an organization to challenge itself to do those things that push the boundaries of what might be normal or expected, and in this way is truly a mighty force for good.

 
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I have never found it difficult to speak to the amazing work that Clinica Verde does or to the passion of those involved in the organization. This belief, care, and dedication is beyond evident in every aspect of all that they do. When I went down and visited the clinic for the first time this past spring, I was astonished not because it was everything that I knew it to be from the videos, stories, and data, but because it was all of that and much, much more. There is no doubt that Clinica Verde is a new, innovative model, but for more than just health care. It is an ideal that can transcend into government, agriculture, business, and all social services, where success and sustainability is inextricably connected to the well being of the people it supports. I was overwhelmed by hope when I first walked through the clinic doors. I can only imagine what will be achieved by this amazing non-profit in the coming years, and I am so excited to continue my involvement with Clinica Verde as it continues to be "a mighty force for good."

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?

Life-changing

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?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Clínica Verde is definitely a new model of health care, in this beautiful clinic's patient care is our top priority, which is based on quality standards and with great warmth, we serve needy families in Boaco, Nicaragua, but not only we cure the disease, but also we do health education in prevalent diseases, sanitary habits, healthy food, organic farming, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, among others. Our priority is women and children and for them we care including specialized curative and preventive activities, are also very important teenagers, so we set up a counseling center on sexual and reproductive health for adolescents in order to support the reduction teen pregnancy that is very high in the region. Our patients are very pleased with the curative and preventive care they receive here and I am very proud to belong to the great Family Clínica Verde.

 
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As an American-Nicaraguan citizen I am very proud to be involved with such a great organization as Clinica Verde is, The great team that Clinica Verde has in our board of directors is hard working, very pro active, creative and strives for excellence, and the team that we have at clinica Verde in Nicaragua is very helpful and attentive to the needs of our patients and eager to work for the good of the people Boaco, the projects that Clinica Verde manages are focused on needs for services not served previously in this part of Nicaragua, nutrition, organic agriculture, teen pregnancy prevention, Cryotherapy, colposcopies and others, I have experience working with other NGOs in the health area in Nicaragua and I can say with property that Clinica Verde works very efficient and with high level of dedication to their patients and projects.

 
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Clinica Verde has filled a great void in the health services in a rural area of extreme poverty in Boaco with a quality medical services, and very efficient and compassionate providers. the impact that Clinica Verde has had on the communiries is serving is invaluable, the area it serves went from having a very limited or almost a non existing maternal - infant care presence to having a center of excellence in the maternal - infant care services.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Clinica Verde is a true success story. Starting as most do, with a clear idea, passionate and capable leadership and constant, realistic positive communication, a small community effort has expanded into a global group that has manifested and is delivering high quality health care to a poor community in northern Nicaragua. This was done in a relatively short period of time (less than 3 years) and it continues to grow today. I cannot imagine a better use of time and resources. Bravo to Susan Dix Lyons and her group of professionals, contributors and supporters as well as the staff in Nicaragua at Clinica Verde. Adelante y Ascendente!
GJ

 
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I have served as a board member on several nonprofit organization. All of those organizations are doing great work for the community, but I have never been involved in an organization as effective as Clinica Verde. In a relative short time, Clinica Verde has been able to directly and significantly impact the lives of hundreds of women and children in a relatively short period of time. Clinica Verde's success is due in most part to its executive director and founding board member, Susan Dix Lyons, whose vision and heart know no bounds.

 
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