Curamericas Global

Rating: 4.94 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Health, International

Location: 318 W. Millbrook Road Suite 105 Raleigh NC 27609 USA

Mission: Curamericas Global partners with underserved communities to make measurable and sustainable improvements in their health and well-being.
Results: In Bolivia, the Curamericas project reduced child mortality rates by an average of 62% in six years. After one year since construction was completed and the Maternity Center opened to serve families in Guatemala, 30% of all births in the community are taking place in its safe facilities. Nurses and midwives are trained to aid in safe deliveries and to appropriately respond in emergency situations. After only one year of work in Haiti, we have provided services to more than 10,000 women providing treatment and prevention services for HIV/AIDS. Our Nehnwaa Child Survival Project in Liberia records zero maternal deaths since our project began in 2008. In a country where the lifetime risk of death due to pregnancy is 400 times as high as the U.S., this is a terrific achievement by the local health teams.
Target demographics: Mothers and children under the age of five in countries with high maternal and child mortality rates; women of reproductive age in Haiti
Geographic areas served: Guatemala, Liberia, Haiti, Bolivia
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am currently a Volunteer at Curamericas Global. As recent transfer student to the public health department on my campus, i had a very vague idea of what i wanted to concentrate on with my degree. After witnessing curamericas implement their different programs and seeing the results, I am more than sure that I want to focus my career in maternal and child health. Thank to Curamericas Global, I more passionate about to career and I am eager to serve the underserved communities globally.

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I am currently volunteering at Curamericas Global, and it is the best volunteer experience I have ever had. I am a rising senior in high school, and when I started at Curamericas, I had a vague idea of what I wanted to go to college for. As I learn more about their work and impact, I become more excited and passionate about public health. Every day, I come here and feel like I am making a difference in the lives of mothers and children Curamericas serves.

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My classmates and I travelled to Calhuitz, Guatemala with Curamericas Global in 2011. It was truly a mind-opening experience that I will keep with me forever. Andrew Herrera was an excellent leader both in preparing and guiding us. I highly recommend Curamericas. The experience would not have been the same without them.

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I went to Guatemala with CurAmericas in August 2014 and it was a phenomenal experience. The trip was well planned and implemented, coordinated by two wonderful coordinators, Jane and Barbara. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn how non-profits operate in different countries. I really love the work CurAmericas does because it is culturally sensitive and leaves planning and implementation to individuals who know the community best. I love how CurAmericas empowers people in different countries to bring about sustainable change.

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I have volunteered on three different trips with Curamericas over the years, all to Bolivia. I have found each to be more exhilarating than the last. The organization has done incredible work in Bolivia since it's founding, saving thousands of lives. It is clear that Cuamericas is cherished in Bolivia, and the organization cherishes the people of Bolivia. They make each volunteer feel special and engaged throughout the experience, and to really see first hand the good they are doing there. I look forward to my next opportunity to serve with Cuamericas.

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I completed an internship with Curamericas Global lasting two semesters of my graduate program in 2012-13. As an International Relations Master's Candidate, I was encouraged to choose a specialization based on my interests and subsequent coursework. My experience with Curamericas was essential in establishing my specialization in Global Public Health. I was afforded an opportunity to work hands-on with grant research, drafting, and subsequent monitoring and evaluation for programs in Liberia and Guatemala. The staff was supportive and provided constructive criticism which I still find helpful during my current full-time position at an international non-profit. The community-based impact-oriented approach to care and project development, and the great value placed on sustainability are two principals Curamericas reinforced in me, which are now a fundamental part of my own ideology. All-around, it was a great experience working at this non-profit!

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My trip to Calhuitz, Guatemala with Curamericas in August 2014 was undoubtedly one of the best volunteer experiences I've ever had. The organization works with - rather than against - its beneficiary population to promote sustainable development, a far cry from the model followed by most NGOs. As a volunteer, Curamericas allowed me to observe and experience the realities of healthcare and development in the developing world, while simultaneously providing a program in fun, informative, and unforgettable cultural immersion.

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My fellow classmates and I went to the Curamericas Global site in Calhuitz, Guatemala in 2011 and I still hold that experience very dear to my heart. Curamericas Global is such a fantastic nonprofit organization that not only helps you give back but also helps you every step of the way from organizing your trip to interacting with the natives to ensuring your safety to enjoying your days in a new country. Through Curamericas Global, we learned about the different ways to help the kids and adults in Calhuitz as well as enjoy the Guatemalan beauty that we were constantly surrounded by. We had hands on experience with the babies by weighing them and giving them medical shots as well as help build part of a hospital for women, Casa de Materna. We also had the privilege to have such a passionate, lively, and dedicated person of service like Andrew Herrera to guide, protect and mentor us throughout our trip in Guatemala. Curamericas Global educates people of the healthcare in other countries and strives to improve it in areas like Guatemala, Bolivia and Haiti. I am so thankful I got to be a part of Curamericas Global and this organization gave me an experience that I still happily reflect on to this day.

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I went to Bolivia with Curamericas in 2013. I was amazed to see how their programs empowered community members, especially women, to make real change at the local level, bettering conditions for themselves, their children, and future generations. There was so much respect and love showing the profound relationship with the community Curamericas has. This experience is actually what inspired me to seek a master degree in social work and public health.

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You can find no better group to work with than Curamericas Global. I went on a trip with them in the summer of 2012 to their site in Calhuitz, Guatemala. We worked with Mr. Andrew Herrera, whose heart for service and dedication to Curamericas brought the trip to life. With emphasis on sustainability and immersion into native cultures, this nonprofit's work truly is beneficial on a global scale. Everything was professional, from the original details about planning the trip all the way through our days in Guatemala too. I could not recommend this organization more highly!

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