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Clinica Montaña de Esperanza

How Mountain of Hope Began
In the early 1990’s, members of St. Peter’s in Lake Mary were in Honduras helping to build a church. A woman approached one of the missionaries and said: “our children are sick; they’re dying. They need doctors and medicine”.

That simple statement changed heart, a mission, and an entire village.

When they returned to America, they began running ads for medical people to volunteer to travel to a remote village in Honduras to provide medical care to people with no access to healthcare.

First a doctor responded, then a dentist. Eventually about 60 people signed on, and thus began an over 20 year outreach to Quince de Enero. The first week of the mission they treated over 3,000 people, in a village without electricity or running water.

Clearly, 1 week a year was not going to be enough to successfully treat these villagers.

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So with the help of many, Mountain of Hope Inc. was created, and raised enough money to return to build a clinic in 2001. Clinica Montaña de Esperanza. The clinic operates year round, with a doctor, a dentist, pharmacy and staff. Villagers who are able pay about $3 US to be treated and receive prescribed medications.

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The rest of the money for salaries, supplies and overhead must be continually raised through contributions. The good news is, in Honduras, this operational healthcare facility operates for LESS THAN $80 per hour, about $600 per day. Still, we need your help.

Here’s the challenge: Currently, the total budget for the clinic comes from a handful of people, allowing the clinic to operate 2 days per week. Our goal is to get back to 7 days a week. We are looking for 300 people who will donate $600. This will allow us to reopen on a full time basis.

Will you help? Will you support our crowd funding campaign? Any amount is helpful. Visit our funding page on Crowdrise.

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