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Saint Helena, CA USA

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Clinica Verde
April 5, 2012

As a Founding Member of the Board and the Principal Architect for the Project, it has been my great pleasure to sign on to Clinica Verde. Over the past 30 years I've worked on many community projects and very few capture my heart and mind like CV has. First, the benefits of this type micro-healthcare produces immediate results in impoverished communities. Second, it's easily duplicated and therefore can be tailored to a community's specific needs -- in the case of CV Boaca, Nicaragua, families were the primary end users. They needed access to healthcare but information and education as well. Finally, the environmentally friendly design and building methords challenged me as an architect and the Board in general to bring something holistic and lasting to our world.

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

As the Architect of the Project and working with the Founder at all steps. Also, by traveling to the CV building site, the town and surrounding areas to educate myself and the Board on the specific needs of this type of community where even clean running water can be a luxury.

Ways to make it better...

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

Unknown at this time.

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

Definitely

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?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Direct and personal relationship with Founder because CV's base and headquarters is in my hometown.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Fundraising, stocking and getting the Clinic working and serving the community

What is its top priority in the long run?

Duplication, sustainability and outreach

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Founding Member of the Board and Principal Project Architect.