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PARAMEDICS FOR CHILDREN INC
March 18, 2010

A very special, caring ministry in Western Honduras. Low (no?) overhead, everything goes to those in need in impoverished communities. Lives have been saved, literacy rates have been increased, school dropout rates have been reduced. The organization has established EMT services in many communities; they've built a very necessary, and popular, medical clinic; they provide important school supplies to more than 2,000 children in 25+ remote Mayan communities in the mountains of western Honduras. All of this with little funding, and no endowment or reserves.

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

person as we visited an orphanage and 15 schools. The children in these places are truly impacted by the work of Paramedics for Children.

Ways to make it better...

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

change nothing! Rodger (the head) is doing exactly what is required to truly meet the needs of the people in this area of Honduras.

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

The one-on-one exposure to the individual children. You are "on the firing line", and you cannot help but to be influenced by it. This is the Real Deal.

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

very dedicated and commited. There is no money siphoned off into ego-building, into fund-raising, into big salaries. All donations go directly to the work of aiding the children.

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

Wow! Think of the communities that could be touched, the lives that could be saved, the children that could be educated. But $10 million is not what they need. They need far less to continue and to expand upon what they do on a day to day basis.

Ways to make it better...

I knew that others would be joining in to give donations, or to participate in mission trips, in the future. I hate to think of these children ever being abandoned for lack of support.

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

Lack of publicity, lack of money.

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

This is an organization that truly deserves support. A little support (financial or mission trips) here is worth far, far more than dollars given to a nonprofit with mega-thousands or mega-millions of dollars.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Helped delivered school supplies, medicine, transported sick children to a clinic.

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