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Causes: Health, Health Care, Health Support, Public & Societal Benefit, Surgical Specialties

Mission: IMAHelps organizes medical humanitarian missions and provides medical, health and hygiene education, life-changing surgeries and a broad range of medical, dental and prosthetic services to underserved populations throughout the world.

Results: IMAHelps, located in Rancho Mirage, CA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing basic health and hygiene education, medical diagnoses, prescriptions, prostheses & life-changing surgeries to some of the poorest people of Central and South America and Asia annually since 2000. When we arrive in the target country with our team of approximately 100 medical and dental practitioners we are greeted by patients lined up by the hundreds, often encircling the hospitals where our volunteers are based. Our patients travel by foot, by bus and on the backs of pickups and flatbed trucks to see our volunteers for a chance to receive medical care they could never afford. We typically treat between 7,000 and 12,000 patients on our 10-day medical missions to Central and South America. IMAHelps delivers a far higher return on investment (ROI) than most non-profit medical humanitarian organizations. The reason is simple: IMAHelps has no paid staff and our volunteers pay for their own flights, food and part of their lodging while donating their time and medical expertise. Medical missions include volunteers from virtually every medical specialty, IMAHelps delivers an extremely high return on investment (ROI) of more than $100 for every dollar we receive in donations.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,884 Our team of 100 saw 6,884 Patients (which includes 180 major and minor surgeries) in Luque, Paraguay

Programs: Orthopedics, Dental, Prosthesis, Plastic Surgery, Vascular, and Cardiology, Gynecology,Pediatrics, General Surgery, Consults and Teaching.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gracias por venir a Paraguay y dar vida a muchos compatriotas muy agradecida a la fundacion! GJ Rosemarie

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I appreciate all the good work that IMAHelps performs every year. Caring, giving and compassionate people! Great group!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excelente la atención de la organización, el cariño y la paciencia con que atienden a los pacientes siempre con una sonrisa dando esperanzas...quede muy contenta y ojala regresen pronto, les vamos a extrañar. DIOS se lo pague!! Maria Victoria Ruiz Diaz

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

IMAHelps les agradesco todas las obras q an Realizado zavemos q todo es con la ayuda de Dios y esperamos q El cea siempre ayudandoles. A triunfar cada dia mas. At:Elias Martinez.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

IMAHelps serves those in low income areas of South America and Central America. They work selflessly. No one is paid. Tremendous love from these teams! Thank you IMAHelps for all you do for others!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization! Amazing return for every dollar donated to this nonprofit!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization! I wonderful way to give back. I would encourage everyone to "lean in" and help those that can't help themselves. I choose to volunteer and donate to IMAHelps because I see firsthand the miracles they do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IMAHelps gives me the opportunity to reach outside of myself in ways I never dreamed possible. IMAHelps volunteers are compassionate, and selfless in their application of aid. Truly inspiring to be involved with caring professionals such as this!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Gracias
Gracias
Gracias mil veces gracias
En serio no existen palabras por todo todo lo que nos dieron
Nos llenaron de tantas esperanzas y mucho amor ...
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Seriously there are no words for everything they gave us
They filled us with so many hopes and much love
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Paraguay thanks you, Mirian Caceres

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Susan St Louis- It is an honor to serve with this dedicated group of people who volunteer their time to help deliver healthcare to the poor of many nations. Transformative, inspiring and fun! Please, everyone - support our efforts to make a difference for those who have few resources.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

While trying to write this review, I find myself unable to put my experience in words. My trip to Paraguay was amazing and eye-opening. I felt like I contributed so much with the help of the team and really made a difference. The group of people that I went with were absolutely exceptional. We were truly selfless during our trip, working endlessly to provide as much help to the community as possible. IMAHelps has truly made an impact on my life that will follow me through my journey into the medical field.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

From the moment we are born we need help to take the first step, until we walk, it becomes insignificant. For some the possibility of standing is a new beginning. Pediatric patient with bilateral foot, physical limitation that deprived him of a normal childhood. When generosity transcends borders, we managed to change lives, and today we walk differently. IMAhelps, National Hospital of Itaugua - 07/2017 - Paloma Segovia, Paraguay

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been the President of IMAHelps for 17 years. I was so pleased and grateful to have had the chance to see our wonderful IMAHelps doctors treat their 100,000th patient this last summer in Itaugua, Paraguay. It has been an absolute honor being associated with the doctors, nurses, dentists and all those who volunteer every year to help those that truly need it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a part of IMAHelps since it's conception in 2000. IMAHelps is an incredible organization. After seeing the faces of true poverty first hand, I immediately felt humbled. The realization that I, Donovan Allen, have been granted such a privilege to work with this amazing group of humanitarians and professionals from all walks of life to join in a common goal, to make a difference in someone's life for the better is beyond words. IMAHelps really is altruism in its purest form. - Donovan Allen, volunteer

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have donated 10 years of my life as a volunteer for IMAHelps and plan to continue volunteering as long as I am physically able to do so. In a nutshell, IMAHelps organizations medical humanitarian missions that bring healthcare and hope to people who have little of neither. The organization is completed operated by volunteers. And since the volunteers on the missions pay for their own travel expenses, all of the donations are used to purchase medicines and supplies for the missions. IMAHelps provides statistics on the numbers of patients treated on each of its missions as well as the value of the services provided. IMAHelps just treated its 100,000th patient during its July 2017 mission to Itaugua, Paraguay. I know IMAHelps will continue to make a positive difference, not only in the lives of the poor, but in the lives of IMAHelps volunteers.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

IMAHelps is comprised of the best group of people I have every worked with. Every year we travel to Central and South America and the team literally works miracles, bringing healthcare and hope to those who have little of either. The organization always makes it a priority to see as many patients as possible. On our latest mission to Zacatecoluca, El Salvador in August of 2015, we had over 5,500 patient consultations provided by specialists in internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, physical therapy and orthotics. We also had an eye doctor and four dentists and several surgeons specializing in maxillofacial and plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and general surgery. The organization has a dedicated board of directors, all of whom are volunteers and receive no compensation for their efforts. I can't think of any organization with people as dedicated and committed to helping others as IMAHelps.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

IMAHelps does amazing things for those in need! Ines, Tracey, and everyone involved plus all the volunteers give so much for those in need and make such an incredible impact. A wonderful organization! -Annika Larsson

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Donor

Rating: 5

I really enjoy this wonderful non profit. It is a great return of my investment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went with IMA Helps to Matagalpa, Nicaragua in July, 2016. It was the most rewarding
adventure I have ever experienced. The dedication of each and every one of our group of 98 people, Doctors, Dentist, Nurses, Therapists and Volunteers was overwhelming.
The dedication of each and everyone of this outstanding group made this "pure pleasure".
We worked from 7:30 to 5:30 non stop and provided very much needed medical care. The
satisfaction was the smiles of the people who traveled for hours, one person traveled 24 hours, to see us. We attended about 5.000 people in 6 days and performed miracles. I know I will do this again. 2017 will be South America.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IMAHelps medical mission 2016. Other than helping thousands of indigent people receive quality healthcare, it is also a chance for me to make new friends and rekindle relationships year after year. It's truly a great family. #blessed #IMAhelps

Sunaina Sehwani , MD

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I will miss the "All Day, Everyday" method of operation!
I am am proud to be with these outstanding IMAhelps volunteers and part of this Amazing organization. I will keep you all in my heart ! Until next mission !

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you IMAHelps for letting me be part of the team!

Dr. Francisco Manuel Flores Otero- Matagalpa, Nicaragua Mission 2016