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Project Helping Hands

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Support, International, International Relief

Mission: Project Helping Hands is a non-affiliated, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing sustainable healthcare and education programs to people in developing countries, through culturally sensitive adventure.

Results: Last year, we deployed 12 medical teams in 8 different countries on 4 different continents. The countries we deployed to were Kenya, Bolivia, Cambodia, Peru, Philippines, Uganda, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Those trips were carried out by nearly 200 volunteers, each sacrificing their time and money to become a part of our global mission—to provide sustainable healthcare and education programs to people in developing countries, through culturally sensitive adventure. Launching into new regions while continuing to maintain our established relationships is a key component to our organization’s success. We could do neither of those things without a steady stream of volunteers willing to join us in our work. That’s why I’m encouraged to report that many new volunteers undertook their first trip with us this year. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the generous support of our donors.

Target demographics: Our medical and dental clinics provide free healthcare and health education in developing dations in areas where care is limited or difficult to obtain.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, we deployed 12 medical teams in 8 different countries on 4 different continents. The countries we deployed to were Kenya, Bolivia, Cambodia, Peru, Philippines, Uganda, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Those trips were carried out by nearly 200 volunteers, each sacrificing their time and money to become a part of our global mission—to provide sustainable healthcare and education programs to people in developing countries, through culturally sensitive adventure.

Geographic areas served: International Medical Missions to Developing Nations including Kenya, Peru, Bolivia, Phillipines, Uganda, Cambodia, Haiti, Nepal

Programs: Project Helping Hands provides free health care services, education programs, medicines, and supplies to communities, particularly to poor community members who are sick, or at risk with disease.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Cindy Pellegrini T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have traveled Project Helping Hands to Uganda for 6 years as part of a medical humanitarian mission. We developed and implemented a comprehensive education program in collaboration with local leaders and healthcare practitioners. We developed a program for adolescent girls to teach them about feminine hygiene. We provided the with reusable, washable feminine hygiene pads to encourage them to stay in school. We help classes for the grandmothers (Jajas) and for men about domestic violence. We provided care to thousands of people who had little or no access to care or simply could not afford it. Please consider making a donation to our organization so that we can continue our work. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate to join many teams with PHH over the last 12 years. I believe in their mission and I appreciate the thought and work that goes into making each team successful and sustainable. Teams work with a dedicated host in each country/community being served, they work with local healthcare providers when possible, they work with local nursing/medical training programs where possible, and they make lasting connections in each community. I have friends in places I never would have visited if not for these volunteer opportunities and I am grateful for that!

Susan Foraker O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The locations are well vetted by PHH personnel. PHH is present only where local districts have requested them and have agreed to host the medical clinics providing ground support. The missions are well organized, providing education and support for the volunteers. The team leaders are extraordinary. Teaching as well as treatment and referral are the triad of each mission. Local volunteers are trained and care is coordinated with local clinics that PHH helps to support and partner with. All supplies available are purchased 'in country' to support the local populating. The goal is to educate and train people in each country to be able provide the care that PHH provides now. The experience was amazing and humbling. I was impressed that so little money is spent on anything that does not go directly to provide medical care for the people in each country. After each mission the care is evaluated and medical volunteers make appropriate changes to the care plans for each location. Evaluating the effectiveness of a care plan and changing it to meet the needs of the people after each visit is another positive action of this NGO. Participating with PHH has changed my life immeasurably and changed the lives of so many of the people it cares for in each country it serves.

Trisha M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have completed 3 trips with PHH and their mission and work makes the world a little brighter and better. Trisha McKeon

Sean N.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Have loved traveling with PHH and delivering healthcare to thousands around the world. Please check out this great nonprofit's website to learn more about how to get involved.

faneis

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer on three trips to Kenya and served on the board of PHH. An amazing organization with passionate and dedicated folks, looking to transform communities using education and healthcare as the tools. As a volunteer I was able to provide education to local healthcare providers and the community on a variety of topics from first aid to hygiene. I also provided healthcare screenings and care to the community both in clinics and in their homes. The team members will be friends forever. While I would like to think I gave a lot, I think Kenya gave more to me. As a board member I aspire to propel PHH further into the countries we currently serve and expand our mission to others. Come see for yourself and serve a PHH community!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was amazing to join Project Helping Hands international medical team. I went to Nepal and experienced the great work that PHH does helping and treating the people in the villages that have little or no access to health care, doctors or dentist. I was involved helping with community education classes and dental clinics. Thank you Project Helping Hands for an amazing experience and for the amazing work that you are doing in developing nations.