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Central American Relief Efforts' Fundraiser:

5 Self Sustaining Pharmacies

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THE STORY:

In 2014, Central American Relief Efforts treated over 15,000 Honduran patients in its medical clinics with volunteer groups from the United States. Yet there are still many, many Hondurans who may have access to a physician but not to affordable medicine. These people often cannot afford both the transportation to the nearest city where they could purchase medicine and the medicine itself once they get to a hospital or pharmacy.

To maintain our presence year-round and continue to ensure access to when we do not have volunteer groups on-site, we have opened five self-sustaining pharmacies in our work zone in southern Honduras. Working through our Honduran Advisory Board, C.A.R.E. finds suitable locations to locate self-sustaining pharmacies and trains the personnel to operate them. We install the pharmacies in central locations within regions where it is difficult to travel to a larger city to purchase much needed medicines. This way, hundreds of families can access each pharmacy. Because we purchase medicines in bulk to supply all of our medical clinics throughout the year as well as all of our self-sustaining pharmacies, we are able to pass the bulk price cut on to the community members who end up purchasing the medicine, making these medications more financially accessible to the struggling populations these pharmacies serve.

To continue to increase accessibility to healthcare services and medicines in our work zone, our goal for the next 12 months is to open five new self-sustaining pharmacies in the region. Each pharmacy costs $2,500 to start. The majority of this cost is for the initial stock of medicine, the rest covers costs of installing adequate shelving in the pharmacy space as well as training the pharmacist. The pharmacist sells the medicines at a 20-percent markup to ensure there is adequate money to resupply the medicines sold and to provide some compensation to them for their work. C.A.R.E. has maintained our current pharmacies for years, and we have found the program to be a huge benefit to the surrounding communities.

Join us by contributing what you can to make a difference in the lives of so many impoverished people who otherwise lack access to basic medicines.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,220

MONEY RAISED
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  • Central American Relief Efforts

    $200

  • Andrew Appel

    $200

  • Steve and Sally Mentzer

    $200

  • Ian and Sara Hodge

    $200

  • John Sharp

    $200

  • Jan Masland and Larry Keating

    $200

  • Michelle Breen

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Gus and Robbie Payne

    $200

  • Steve & Shelly Lutz

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $200

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18% Raised of $12,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,220 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Central American Relief Efforts

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

17% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristi Wass

Amount Raised

$120

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Steve & Shelly Lutz

Steve & Shelly Lutz

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Gus and Robbie Payne

Gus and Robbie Payne

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Michelle Breen

Michelle Breen

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jan Masland and Larry Keating

Jan Masland and Larry Keating

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

John Sharp

John Sharp

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Ian and Sara Hodge

Ian and Sara Hodge

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Steve and Sally Mentzer

Steve and Sally Mentzer

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Andrew Appel

Andrew Appel

DONATION: $200

2 years ago