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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Ambulatory & Primary Health Care, Health

Mission: The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic provides affordable access to high-quality health care and wellness programs in the Tola coastal communities of Nicaragua.

Results: Launched in 2004, the Clinic is the creation of generous donations from private individuals, the volunteer efforts of the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh, The Oxford Club, and the Granados Family who donated the land. This 2,750 square foot facility is staffed by a team of medical professionals who are all accredited by the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health.volunteers The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic serves over 12,000 patients per year through general and emergency care, minor surgery, dentistry, lab work and a fully stocked pharmacy. The opening of our clinic means an expectant mother who lives in Limón and the 27 surrounding communities can easily access necessary prenatal care. It means an injured worker can quickly get safe, efficient medical treatment and prescriptions. It means the residents of Limón can have a neighborhood doctor who can treat emergencies like allergic reactions, lacerations and asthma attacks, or even perform routine medical exams and testing.

Target demographics: children, young people, women, elders, anyone in need...

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 10,000 deserving Nicaraguans

Geographic areas served: Nicaragua

Programs: Healthy Eating Initiative, Clean Water Initiative, Padrino Program, and Volunteers Program

Community Stories

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently volunteered at the Roberto Clemente Clinic in Nicaragua. It was a life changing experience. I do not have a medical degree so I supported the pharmacy and was able to see first hand the tremendous support the clinic gives to the communities surrounding it through medical care, water treatment plants to provide safe water, gardens to provide fresh vegetables, educational programs to promote healthy living, and diabetes clinics that focus on all aspects of controlling this disease. The staff is wonderful - caring and professional. From the beginning I felt that I was part of the team. I would wholeheartedly recommend spending a week no matter what area of expertise the volunteer has.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at the clinic as a nurse and it was a wonderful experience! The staff members are all very friendly and the clinic offers amazing programs for the community such as (diabetes education and programs, water treatment plants and community gardens). It is such an asset to have these services in the area. I was able to treat community members as well as tourists who came in because it was the only clinic in the area. Enmanuel is friendly and easy to communicate with. He drove us to and from the clinic each day and accommodated our requests to go to the tienda or have lunch in town. This was a great and memorable experience!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just got back from a week of volunteering with the lovely people at the clinic in Nicaragua. Everyone was so welcoming and so committed providing services to the community members. I spent a good deal of time with Blanca and Raquel at the Public Health clinic in Asentamiento, where they did so much with so few resources! I want to give a shout out to Enmanuel, our volunteer coordinator who shuttled us around and made sure we had everything we needed. I also want to recognize the work of Dr. Ruiz, who tirelessly works to better the health of the local folks. I can't wait to go back!

1 Gabriela B.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fui parte de esta familia por cinco años como médico general y ha sido una de las mejores experiencias de mi vida, a través de cada proyecto, cada donación, cada actividad que se realiza por parte de este maravilloso equipo se beneficia a personas con muchas necesidades. La clínica ha sido una bendición para todas estas personas, y confiamos en que este proyecto seguirá creciendo con la ayuda de todos. Se les quiere como mi segunda familia❤

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tuve el gusto de colaborar con el equipo de la clínica desarrollando piezas de diseño para las distintos proyectos y programas que tienen en la comunidad. Durante ese tiempo estuve en contacto con un personal realmente comprometido con su trabajo y el desarrollo de las comunidades. Es importante poder seguir con el desarrollo de estas actividades ya que para muchas de las familias beneficiadas la clínica es la única alternativa para atender su salud, en la que además pueden optar a programas de prevención de enfermedades y aprenden a crear hábitos saludables.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Roberto Clemente Clinic is a model organization that not only provides medical attention to thousands of people but also helps people through many projects and programs in a rural area where it is difficult to have access to basic services.

The first time I visited the Clinic I was extremely impressed with the work done by each of the people who work every day to bring a better quality of life to the people in the area.

The work they do is so important for the community that without the Clinic, many people in the area would have a much harder life. Thanks to the Clinic, people have access to medical treatment, medications, clean water and food security, all of which are crucial for the daily development of many children in the area.

It is a joy to know that such a small Clinic can do so many good things for the community.
I, as secretary of the board of directors, feel proud of the efforts and daily work of the doctors, nurses, and administrative team of the Clinic. They are incredible human beings who really care about putting their grain of sand to create a better world for those who in need. Awesome job!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have actively participated in community brigades serving the child population because it's a clinic that provides care for people with low economic resources, with community projects for local people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Physician from Canada and spent 5 weeks volunteering at The Roberto Clemente Clinic in July/August 2019. It was extremely easy to arrange and I was welcomed with open arms by the whole amazing team. I was made to feel like part of the team from the very start. My time here far exceeded my expectations, so much so that I hope to continue to work with the clinic after my departure.
Emmanuel prepared a schedule for my time at the clinic based on what I advised him I was interested in. He constantly ensured my needs were being met, which they were.....over and above. I observed and participated in medical consultations at the clinic, as well as at two government health centres. It was very interesting to see the comparison between the two. I also participated in their community programs. This for me was one of the most rewarding aspects of my time here. To observe the relationship they have with the surrounding communities and how they provide basic human rights for them, such as food, clean water, shelter, education, and medication for free through their various programs was the highlight of my time here. To have the opportunity to observe the end result of donations made from all over the world, executed by a team so committed to improving the lives of other people was an absolute privilege. I feel sad to be leaving and I hope to return again soon.
You do not need to be a medical professional or a Spanish speaker to volunteer here, you just need a big heart.

Yorling V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been supporting the clinic in the translation area and other activities such as: Best Man, health fairs annually and other utilities has been a beautiful experience, as it helps those who need it, support children and adults, the clinic and its highly trained staff will be in the process of helping those most in need, with the collaboration of the various national and international volunteers.

Harold A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been supporting the clinic health in the traduction area and many activities with the children like making several games with them and helping them to develop their skills like reading ,dancing and make the people comfortable with the different activities. This has been a great experience with the clinic and the people over there already that taught me to share with the children and and providing them joy and a lot of fun. It's a pleasure always supporting these kind of activities. I felt comfortable with the clinic staff, they have been very kind and able to share this experience in all the possible ways, I can say this won't be possible without them. I sincerely recommend to you to join to this beautiful experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mi experiencia como voluntaria fue muy enriquecedora.
Compartir con los niños/as fue de mucho aprendizaje para mi campo profesional y sobre todo aportar sobre la vida de cada uno para una mejora continua, saber que puedo ayudar a cada uno de manera e indirecta, compartiendo mis conocimientos y experiencia como psicóloga.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I greatly enjoyed the few days I spent volunteering at the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic. On my first day, I was able to help out in the pharmacy checking expiration dates on the medicine and helping to retrieve medication patients requested. In the downtime, I was able to practice my Spanish with the workers here. After that, I was able to help out the nurses at the clinic, taking vital signs and assisting in minor procedures such as draining an ear infection. I got to ride in the ambulance to the clinic and see everything they do here. The programs at this clinic are very unique and helpful beyond just treating patients. At this clinic, they provide clean water to the local community, plant gardens for people in the area, as well as other programs not listed. The staff were all very friendly, and extremely helpful while I was practicing my Spanish. I would recommend donating time to this clinic as a volunteer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learned about the clinic, google searching for volunteer services in Nicaragua. As a Nicaraguan citizen, I am grateful that I got to live this unique experience. Enmanuel, the volunteer coordinator, made my schedule productive. My duties included assisting the nurses with direct patient care at the clinic. In addition, I had the honor to serve as a translator for Dr. Fred Mandell, a pediatrician, who volunteers at the clinic. At the same time, I assisted Dr. Ruiz with the ambulatory diabetic clinic in Asentamiento.
My favorite part of my time here was assisting Dr. Ruiz with her trip to Las Salinas elementary school. Dr. Ruiz impressed me with her love and dedication for the children.
Quickly I became friends with the entire staff gaining their love and support. Emmanuel was excellent in providing me with all the necessary information I needed for my time here. The nurses Martha, Lidiel, and Melvin, shared their knowledge and experiences without hesitation.
As a Nicaraguan citizen there are no words to express my gratitude to The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic for their love and support to the poorest of the poor! I will be back for sure!!

1 Katherin_Marenco

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Many small people, in small places, doing small things, can change the world. I feel that once you find your vocation you give your life meaning, you give direction, direction, at the Roberto Clemente Clinic I had the opportunity to develop as a local volunteer and the truth is that it is an extraordinary job that they carry out in the communities. people who need a hand to get ahead, especially I like a lot and had the opportunity to share some activities with children, it is impressive to see how complicated it is in these communities that children can have access to education, to drinking water, to school supplies, a good diet and see how they have made progress thanks to the programs offered by the Clinic for the communities; For me it has been very pleasant and satisfying to work with the volunteers who visit the Clinic as well as my colleagues who are local volunteers, we do it with a lot of love and desires to eradicate poverty not only materially but emotionally, spiritually and mentally. I am and I hope in God to continue volunteering, as long as it is within my reach, my contribution is a tiny seed and maybe you can not see your harvest, but just by contributing that little seed I know someone can help and that fills me , for me the most important thing and what has more value is what neither with all the money nor all the gold in the world can you buy. #Nica_Volunteer

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at the Roberto Clemente clinic has been one of my greatest experiences to date! This clinic provides an incredible service in a large area where many patients are poverty stricken and resources are scarce. Specialist projects, such as Diabetes Club, provides patient education alongside treatment which is imperative for successful management of a condition which causes so much morbidity and mortality. Other projects include water sanitation, Nutrition distribution and a Padrino program which provides vital medication/ vaccinations and school supplies for children.

One of the greatest assets of the clinic is the staff themselves. They work tirelessly, all hours, showing genuine compassion to each and every patient. Us volunteers are guaranteed to receive care and affection from a team that would go over and beyond to support you. This clinic truly is a remarkable establishment, and l am so blessed to have been a part of this. l highly recommend volunteering here if you wish to experience humanity at its finest! This is not a good bye from me, but an Hasta Pronto!!!! May you all receive abundant blessings for a incredible work you do that is impossible for me to describe in words. Mucho gracias for having me.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my time volunteering for clinic and with the staff. This clinic does so much for the community and surrounding ones as well and it was great to be a part of it. The locals were very pleasant and the nearby beaches was a lovely bonus! I definitely am looking forward to volunteering again! Thank you to all the staff that made it possible.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Clinic is a wonderful organization that does so much for an amazing community. I am so thankful to have had this opportunity!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hola! While visiting Rancho Santana with my family, we stopped by the clinic to see if we could help out. The staff at the clinic was very kind and welcoming. They had a few chores for us but the best part was my kids got to put on bee keeper suits and helped with feeding the bee hives, they had a blast and learned a lot. After talking with Enmanuel I learned all the amazing things the clinic does in the community and region. I hope to visit again soon!
Muchas gracias to Enmanuel, Alicia and all the staff!!
Shawn

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This clinic was the best internship experience I could have chosen. When I first heard of it and applied, I wasn't sure what to expect, or if I would be able to fit in with the team and clinic's work for 2 whole months. From the first day I arrived, the entire staff made me feel welcome and asked me lot of questions about my schooling and how I liked Nicaragua. From helping me with my Spanish, to explaining about the communities, I soon felt complety part of the team. The doctors and nurses are extremely skilled, and work with so much less resources than we have back home, that inevitably I learned so much, that I know I will remember forever. Apart from consultations, I got to experince a little of their other projects, such as Diabetes Club which takes place in surrounding villages, and a Nutrition/Food distribution program, which really highlights the impact this clinic has for the entire region. The coordinator Emmanuel and head doctor Dra Ruiz were constantly checking up on me to see if I needed anything or had any questions, and were also extremely accomodating with my academic and family needs. The experience of living and working in a new place can be challenging, but when you get to spend 8 weeks with amazing people, the time really flies by. I will miss the team so much and know I will be back for a future visit! Muchas gracias para todos, y hasta luego ;)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The clinic was great and super nice. They allowed me to learn so much and really experience helping others.

2 Isabella T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This experience was amazing the staff and additional volunteers were amazing and very helpful! I was able to learn a lot from this clinic and see what a beautiful country Nicaragua is! The people within the community were extremely greatful for our help and we’re very friendly. Overall this experience is one that I will never forgot and would love to come again in the future!

1 Roger E.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about a volunteering opportunity at the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic through a colleague who had previously volunteered there. Having just graduated medical school I had time to organize a one month trip to the clinic with a good friend of mine from school. Arranging the trip was quite easy and the staff was very welcoming and happy to have us. Our time at the clinic was divided between assisting the nursing staff with patient intake, sitting in with the doctors during consultations and helping the head of agricultural affairs in the Biogarden. The profound impact the clinic has on the patients and the surrounding community is inspiring. Not only do they provide clean water to the surroundings towns via their water treatment facility, they have also helped create approximately 32 smaller biogradens for family’s and individuals in the surrounding region allowing for a healthier lifestyle. I speak basic Spanish which was aided by the helpfulness of the staff. Many spoke English and could help translate when needed. Conversing with the patients and staff helped me further my Spanish development. On our down time from the clinic we enjoyed the beautiful country of Nicaragua. Visited nearby beaches, took surfing lessons and went hiking/horseback riding. Volunteering at the clinic was a tremendously rewarding experience, one I will not soon forget. I’ve made great friends here at the clinic and am looking forward to coming back down as soon as I can. I highly recommend volunteering here to anyone looking give back to a community.

1 Danny B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure to spend 4 weeks in Nicaragua working with the Roberto Clemente Clinic. A friend and I recently finished medical school and where looking for an opportunity to volunteer. For starters, you don’t have to be in a medical profession to volunteer. The clinic provides a number of services for the community including water treatment, classes on how to grow and manage a garden, and supply food and clothing to the surrounding communities. If you are worried about the language barrier being an issue, I can tell you that it does help if you speak some Spanish but it is not a necessity. I barely speak any myself but found that a number of the staff members spoke English and were willing to help translate whenever it was needed. Speaking of the staff, they were all incredibly friendly and loved having us around helping in anyway they needed. From a medical stand point, I was able to assist in checking in patients, taking vitals, giving injections, and sitting in on consults. On Wednesday’s we went out into the community for diabetic club, providing medication and counseling at the smaller clinics. We spent some time each week working in the garden and going out to check on some of the 32 gardens they have helped families set up at their homes. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone who is looking to volunteer their time and resources. Seeing what they are able to accomplish with what they have at their disposal is something I will carry with me for a long time. I will absolutely be back in the future to volunteer again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I first heard of the Roberto Climente clinic from a coworker who had volunteered here the previous year. I was able to contact the clinic and set up my own 2 week volunteering experience. I am a registered nurse in Canada and my duties at the clinic included supporting the nurses at 3 different clinics (Roberto Climente, Asentamiento, and Las Salinas) assisting Dr.Ruiz with the diabetic clinic, distributing seeds to the community, assisting a group of dentists in their Restoration Smile Clinic and assisting with gardening. I know little Spanish but managed to do Ok and the staff at the Roberto Climente clinic assisted me when we had free time to practice my Spanish. I struggled at little bit at Asentamiento and Las Salinas to help the staff as they did not speak as much English as the staff at Roberto Climente clinic. The volunteer coordinator Enmanuel did his best to help us volunteers with whatever questions and concerns we had.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've had the opportunity to work alongside the organization in the US and Nicaragua. Their team is great. I had the opportunity to visit their clinic in two occasions, and the staff and clinic are always friendly and professional. I have seen their community programs grow tremendously in the last few years which has led me to support their mission year after year.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I was first introduced to The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic in 2012, I was initially moved by the story of the organization's namesake. I was born in 1984 and grew into an admittedly fair weather fan of the Baltimore Orioles. I had known nothing about him.

Today, his legacy is carried out by a group of human beings from many parts of the world coming together to create a means for perfect strangers to live healthier, more enlightened lives.

But I've personally reaped the benefits of the company of people like Dr. Mosquera and his staff. My experience working with the clinic has been deeply inspiring and has instilled a new level of enlightenment in my own life. I've witnessed not just the willingness, but in fact the determination of Dr. Moquera to explore all opportunities and exhaust all possibilities within reach if it might improve just one life.

Of course his efforts and the efforts of this staff have reached well beyond the individuals. They have empowered a community of thousands with knowledge, hope and the human touch. To strangers, they have become trusted friends and a symbol of strength. They have given them the ability to take control of their own life and well being... an ability that previously many of them did not know existed.

1 Gigi G.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic is a great, safe location for volunteers of all backgrounds and ages to gain quality experience either directly or indirectly helping patients, as well as the communities at large.

The clinic continually expands its role within the community as it adds and includes programs that cover more than typical clinic, triaging work. This unique clinic's vested interest in the surrounding communities could not be more evident. Their additional services and programs set the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic apart from other rural clinics. They run a rapidly growing pharmacy, a garden program that improves locals' nutrition (and thus prevents a myriad of illnesses), a potable water program which also provides preventative healthcare, and a program which sponsors children's health and education. Per the request of locals, they even added a diabetes (prevention) support group! They clinic strongly encourages professional development, and holds meetings regularly to educate their employees. On the other end, they engage in outreach work and horizontally integrate into their programs the opinions and requests of the populations they serve.

During the month I was with the clinic the employees quickly became my second family. The atmosphere is encouraging and good natured. In fact, my senior thesis at UC Berkeley was written on the impact this clinic has had on Limón 1 and 2, and other local towns.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following the work of the NICACLINIC for the last two years, and they work they do is amazing. They have a great staff and are dedicated to helping the people of Nicaragua.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been visiting Nicaragua for the last 3 years and this past August was my first trip to the clinic for Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye). The staff was very professional and knowledgeable. While the nurse did not speak English we were able to communicate effectively through non-verbal cues, and the Doctor spoke perfect English. The process was efficient as well as the most reasonably priced doctor's visit (including medication) I have had in possibly my lifetime. The onsite pharmacy next to the clinic made it easy to get what was recommended by the doctor immediately after my visit. I one stop shop! Anyone in the Tola region, either local or visitor should feel comfortable visiting the clinic for any of their medical needs and getting professional care and recommendations. The area is truly lucky to have such a professional and dedicated staff in their community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud of this team, and this community! Yes, I helped start the Clinic in 2003, and yes I am on the board, so some bias is expected. But I am based in the US, not in Nicaragua. It's our dedicated local medical and project mgt teams that have made this health and education team a reality. They are so genuine in wanting to make a difference to this impoverished community-by-the-sea. And more and more, they have involved members and leaders of Limon Community, and extended communities often hard to reach...as well as volunteers from all over, the Ministry of Health..and other non-profits in the region. More and more, our programs go beyond triage and primary care health services to educating about good health and living longer, about eating healthy, drinking clean water and other preventatives. This Clinic inspires me and I'm so grateful to be involved. Anyone is welcome to join me.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have had a great time volunteering at the Roberto Clemente clinic. The staff here were all very friendly and welcoming and eager to ensure we had a great experience while we were here. The volunteer coordinator, Ronnie, always did his best to ensure we all had something to do while we were here, whether it was wandering through the communities with local nurses giving out immunizations, working at the public health clinic, creating posters and presenting them to schools to help teach about nutrition and safe water. We also participated in helping with other volunteer organizations to organize products for malnutrition programs - bagging and boxing hundreds of pounds of beans and rice and formula products was strangely satisfying. There is also a wonderful garden initiative we got to help with - learning and teaching local people to create their own gardens for enhanced available nutrition.
Getting to know this group of people as well as the community was a great experience and I would recommend any international volunteers hopping on this opportunity!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Myself and 7 other regustered nurses from Canada came to the clinic to volunteer for two weeks. We were greated by Ronnie who guided us through our time spent at the clinic. Everyone was very welcoming and kind. The clinic itself is quite amazing. They do so much for their community with what little supplies and resources they have. They run multiple programs for the community such as nutrition and gardening which we were able to participate in. We were also able to get involved with the public health clinic in the region which was a great experience. I was most suprised by the public health clinic and how efficient and dedicated they are with vaccinations and maternal health, again, with what little supplies they have. All around I had a great learning experience and would do it again in a heart beat.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My experience volunteering at the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic was excellent. I learned so much from the staff and community, and had so many unforgettable learning experiences that I will keep with me for the rest of my career. Ronnie was incredibly helpful and made sure we had a positive experience, and all the staff were welcoming, helpful, and just so wonderful. I loved getting to work out in the community at the public health centres and in the schools, and got a great taste of what it is like to work in a different country and health system. I was also so impressed by the amount that the clinic does to support the community, and the excellent care provided by the clinic. The clinic does so much for the people in this region, and I was really impressed by everything they do. Overall it was a fantastic few weeks!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am one of eight nurses from Edmonton, AB, Canada, who volunteered at the Roberto Clemente Clinic for two weeks. My experience during this time was wonderful. The staff at the clinic were very open to us volunteering, always showing us new things, sharing experiences, and helping us to learn. They use the resouces that they are provided in an efficient manner. I felt supported and safe throughout the entire experience. It allowed me to gain knowledge of health care and health systems in another country. Overall, I highly recommend this clinic for a volunteer opportunity.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I had a superb experience volunteering for the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic in Spring of 2017. As a new Registered Nurse on my first international volunteer trip, I wasn't sure what to expect. I truly love the community focus this clinic holds. They are very involved with the local public health clinic and their relationship opened a lot of opportunities for us. Their nutrition and gardening programs are very prevention focused- something I feel Canadian healthcare could learn from. This expereince would be superb for someone focusing on public health, prevention, and teaching. We did a few skills, but could have had more opportunities for direct clinical patient care if our Spanish was stronger. In saying this, the clinic was great in accomodating our skills and finding projects for us to assist with. Ronnie, our volunteer coordinator was lovely! Was super at answering questions, was fun, and made us feel very welcomed. I will always remember Roberto Clemente Clinic and the great people involved in the community!

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Great experience with the Roberto Clemente Clinic. The staff are welcoming and encouraging. We were able to see a ton of outreach programs that the clinic coordinates. Our group did not speak much spanish and we felt like that was a bit of a detriment, though the volunteer coordinator is fluent in english and spanish and was always stepping in to assist with translations. Meeting the medical staff in the community and learning about the nicaraguan health care system was an invaluable experience. Overall excellent experience and would highly recommend the clinic to anyone looking to volunteer in a health care capacity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non profit organization is a strong community resource. It offers excellent medical treatment in an area where the next closest option is a 45 minute drive. There are diabetic monitoring and education clubs and collaboration with local prenatal and pediatric health in the community. In addition to this primary focus, it also has additional community work on creating local gardens with education on how to maintain a flourishing garden in this climate. It also works in health education and hygeine within schools. There are additional programs on creating clean water that is accessible for the local people. This is a great clinic that has strong community and local ties, and is worth supporting in any capacity possible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have spent the past two weeks volunteering with the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic. I have been very impressed by the care that the staff provides here. Everyone is very friendly and they care about the population that they serve. We have had the opportunity to work side by side with the physicians and nursing staff as they see patients. In addition, we were able to provide education about nutrition, handwashing and water sanitation to school children. The experience has been amazing and I am thrilled that the population in this community has such wonderful people to care for them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My child had an accident while visiting Nicaragua so we went to the closest clinic, The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic. It was among one of best experiences, doing everything they could on there control, always going above and beyond even without having the enough supplies. The staff were kind and friendly, doing everything to give us the best service, making my self and my family comfortable and welcomed. The only downside, there wasn't enough supplies in the clinic which it could improve tremendously. But other than that, it was a great experience. If I had the money I would help because they really in need of supplies and equipment. Thank you for your amazing service.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Despite the relative novelty of this clinic, having witnessed its exponential growth made it clear to me that it is a necessity in the city of Tola. The clinic not only focuses on the treatment of illnesses, but also on preventing them. For example, numerous patients experience kidney calcifications due to the high mineral contents found in well water. In response, the clinic initiated a project of water filtration, and distributes it to the community at a lower price than commercial companies.

The medical team is outstanding, and very well prepared. As a student I learned a lot from them, and would love to come back in the future to support its causes. I highly recommend supporting this nonprofit. It needs your support to accommodate an increasing number of patients.

Isabel F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We live near the clinic and it has helped our family out through out the years. We have seen several incidents where they have saved lives. We had an emergency where my husband was very ill with a parasite. He was too weak to come to the clinic. The clinic sent a nurse with IV's and brought him back to his normal self. Another situation was when our friend had an allergic reaction, the after hours doctor gave her the medication she needed and saved her life. The clinic is such an asset to our community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Two years ago my son, Paul, was two years old and got an ear ache from swimming at the nearby resort called Rancho Santana. We took him to the clinic and they quickly diagnosed him and the powder prescription to be mixed with water worked great! And best of all, the bill was only $8. And that included the prescription. Muy bueno. Matt Turner

Client Served

Rating: 5

While on vacation, my stepson had an unfortunate encounter with a cactus (the plant was attempting to conceal a sizable iguana from the curious nature of a 13 year old). The prickly cactus spine caused an inflammatory reaction that required medical attention. We were extremely fortunate that the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic was nearby. Our teenager was able to be seen immediately, the doctor was able to clean and dress his wound, and we were off to the next adventure soon after our visit. Great service, extremely friendly staff, very pleased with the attention that he received. Note: the iguana successfully escaped capture.

Margie12

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have worked as a nurse with the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic since its infancy in 2004. The consistent progress of the work of this Clinic in the rural area of the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua is encouraging for sustainability. I feel comfortable as a full time resident of the area to use the Clinic and recommend it to locals and expats alike. Although there are always growing pains, I believe that the Clinic does a good job of managing and diminishing problems.

Steven62

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became a Padrino to a little boy in Nicaragua, Fabio Antonio. I pay $50 a month and it helps his family afford to purchase two sets of school uniforms and the necessary books, backpack, school supplies, as well as an entire year of healthcare protection including a bi-monthly visit to the Robert Clemente Medical Clinic, medicine as needed, nutritional assistance with vitamins and supplements, and a vaccination program. I also got the chance to meet him when I visited earlier this year. The clinic does amazing work and I'm glad I can help out.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to work at the Roberto Clemente Clinic with three other Biomedical Engineering students from Duke University through the Engineering World Health organization for one month. We fixed and provided maintenance to about 12 pieces of equipment in the Roberto Clemente Clinic as well as about 10 other pieces of equipment in the public clinics in Tola and El Limon Uno. The staff at the clinic was always so friendly and really made the clinic feel like home. For our friend's birthday they brought us to the bakery to buy her a cake and we shared it with all the staff. One of the first weeks we were here I developed an ear infection and the doctors here looked at it for me and prescribed me the antibiotics I needed and it cleared up right away. Living and working in El Limon Dos was very different than anything I've ever done, but the staff at Roberto Clemente was very welcoming and a huge help at adjusting to this new life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was great volunteering at the Roberte Clemente Clinic this past month! The staff was great, and always made us feel welcome! We were here to repair/maintenance medical equipment, and the clinic went the extra mile by contacting other clinics in the area so that we could fix their equipment as well. Overall, I had a great experience and I am very sad to leave!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I loved volunteering at this clinic. All the staff were so welcoming and helpful with anything that we needed. The clinic really cares about the community and helped us expand our services to other clinics in the area. The clinic does a lot of work in the community such as planting gardens to improve the local diets and purifying water. I was impressed by how much the community relies on the services provided by the clinic and how big of an impact the clinic has.