Medical Brigade 2017
By having such a large bilingual Honduran group, we felt much more cohesive, and functioned as a unified team. We feel HGW’s direction is more and more to equip the Hondurans to take care of their own. All were touched emotionally and spiritually by the experience, and we want to thank all those who donated money, supplies, medicines and equipment to allow the brigade to occur.
HGW will be raising money to help pay for a local water filter program that will incorporate 3 hours of teaching on hygiene, the benefits of clean water, and ways to keep water from becoming re-contaminated after being filtered. This training will be done before providing a filter that will be shared by 3 families, and follow up will be done to ensure best practices are being followed. The benefits of a ready supply of clean water cannot be overstated.
In summary, it was a great trip. There is much work to do, and many ways to improve, and so we begin planning anew!