International Samaritan’s annual medical and dental mission provides assistance to the under-served and poverty stricken families living in garbage dump communities. During the course of a week medical professionals and volunteers provide free healthcare, medicine, and vision assessment for approximately 1,000 men, women, and children.
Although their parents may work in the garbage dump, children who go to the nursery can learn and play with other children instead of being exposed to hazards of the garbage dump.
In operation for more than a decade, the Santa Clara Nursery at the Guatemala City garbage dump provides quality care and nutritious meals to hundreds of babies and toddlers.
Inspired by the life-transforming success of the Guatemala City nursery, International Samaritan built the Precious Angels Nursery & Community Center in Santa Ana, El Salvador as a multi-use facility that serves a garbage dump community of approximately 5,000 people.
Located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, this facility helps protect children from the dangerous hazards at the dump, providing nutrition and education services while parents work at the landfill.