In January 2015, it is my goal to travel to Cusco, Peru with a group of my service sorority sisters. The sisters of Chi Delta Alpha will be working in mobile clinics and at a local orphanage for a week. I am so blessed and thankful to have this opportunity to serve in such a unique way. I have a goal to raise $1,700 in order to go to Cusco and serve the community and I am very appreciative of any support or donations.
The largely indigenous population of Cusco, Peru and its surrounding communities continue to live in extreme poverty. In the rural mountainside, roads are often unpaved and unsafe, schools are stocked with only the most basic teaching supplies, and the nearest hospital may be up to two hours away by car. The residents of Cusco and its surrounding territory strongly identify with the indigenous Quechua culture, and the economy relies heavily on agriculture. Heavy rains and earthquakes frequently produce further hardships, as evidenced by the January 2010 flooding, which wiped out roads, utility grids, and structures alike. Not spared from the destruction were many of the area's few medical clinics.
MEDLIFE believes that in order to improve the overall health and welfare of families and communities in need, a comprehensive approach is needed. With this goal in mind, MEDLIFE seeks to deliver aid through three broad avenues: Medicine, Education, and Development. MEDLIFE divides donations into two funds, the MEDLIFE Fund, which dedicates 100% of every donation toward building sustainable development projects for poor communities, and the Mission Fund which is the broadest kind of giving to MEDLIFE and helps MEDLIFE accomplish its overall mission by funding logistical and operational expenses.
It is my goal to raise $1700 to fund the entire trip - $800 goes to MEDLIFE and the remaining $900 covers the travel costs. I am thankful for any support, whether financially, in prayer, or simply by sharing this page. If you feel compelled to donate to me, please do so on this page! Thanks for all the love and support!
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