We were recently selected with six other students from our class to represent Northeastern University on a mission trip to provide medical care to rural villages in Nicaragua. This specialized team with students and faculty from The School of Nursing will carry out four medical-dental clinics in rural, mountainous communities where families survive on less than $1 U.S. per day and most lack basic needs like clothing, potable water, and medicine. Each day we’ll pack our supplies, load them onto trucks and buses, and venture out to set up these mobile clinics that offer stations like height and weight, visual acuity, general medicine, dental care, pharmacy, clothing, family counseling station, and more.
The cost of the trip is $1250 per person and we will each be bringing 100lbs of donated goods and clothing along for the ride. We realize that we are asking for handouts during the already tight holiday season- but Steve and Ruth will disown us if we ask them to co-sign another student loan. We appreciate any assistance you can provide, large or small, monetary or otherwise.
Below is a list of supplies that are desperately needed in these villages - please contact us if you would like to set up a pick-up time. Thanks again!
Shoes (gently used, all sizes, kids to adult), light clothing, toiletries (soap/shampoo, travel and hotel size accepted), toothbrushes/toothpaste, first aide supplies, multi-vitamins, over-the-counter medications, diapers, small toys, and school supplies.