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Review for Paramedics For Children Inc, Rock Hill, SC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Paramedics for Children is a small non-profit organization providing education services and healthcare to the poor in the high mountains of Honduras.

PFC continues to do a lot with a little.

The John and Susan Dewan Foundation has supported PFC's school supply program since 2002. This program provides basic school supplies (and vitamins) four times per year to 25 remote mountain villages overlooking the Copan Valley. For the cost of about $9.00 per child per year, PFC makes the difference in a child being able to attend school. This program has been operating continuously since 1997. Local teachers relate that over time, school attendance has been increasing and dropouts are declining in part due to PFC assistance.

The Clinica Esperanza is a low-cost health service providing increased access to care for the poor. It has operated since 2005. The clinic treats up to 750 patients monthly. Participating local doctors agree to charge patients a reduced rate for their normal consultation fee, and in return, get full use of the clinic, all equipment and donated medications free of charge.

The ambulance donation and volunteer training program relies on generous donations from paramedic units across the USA. There are now 22 ambulances in services with 300 paramedic volunteers trained by PFC in eight PFC member chapters both in Honduras and Guatemala.

In the last few years, PFC has taken on partial financial support of the 35 children at the La Casita Orphanage in Copan Ruinas.

Paramedics for Children has managed several significant accomplishments on a shoestring budget. They save lives, bring hope, open opportunity and restore dignity to thousands of the very poor in the Copan region of Honduras and Guatemala.

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