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Ranya M.

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Review for Global Brigades Inc, Fresno, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Global Brigades is an international non-profit organization that aims to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities using the holistic approach. I was fortunate enough to embark on a medical mission to Honduras where I worked alongside local communities and health professionals to implement sustainable health systems. We impacted over 600 members by offering health screenings, medications and educational workshops. Not only did we offer medical attention, but also public health by digging trenches to lay down pipes for the community to have a clean water source as well as building a sanitation station for families to be able to use the bathroom, bathe, etc. The Hondurans hosted us, arms wide open, and have unconditionally taught us so much in return: be grateful, be patient, be kind... do not place your happiness in objects which have monetary value. Appreciate every little thing. I was going into this expecting to teach them something when in reality they taught me much more. Keep in mind to always smile. Smiling can break any language barrier. Smiling is welcoming and universal. I wish I could put this humbling experience into words but I'm left speechless with tear-filled eyes. Thank you to the GB team, physicians, community, volunteers and everyone who donated/supported my journey. I have fostered a passion for serving and empowering under-resourced communities. You all motivate me to continue making my dreams a reality. To anyone considering going on a brigade, do not hesitate. Going will open your mind and most importantly grow your heart ♥️ No un adiós, pero hasta luego.

Role:  Volunteer