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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.

Who:  Everyone is welcome to volunteer.  No medical or dental experience is needed, but it is preferred.

Where:  Managua, Nicaragua and Guatemala City, Guatemala

Includes:  Airfare, transportation in Nicaragua or Guatemala, housing, translators, meals (except one at restaurant), trip to local market

The Medical Team will:

  • Provide medical attention to all ages suffering from easily treatable but serious illnesses
  • Administer medicine and vitamins to clinic patients
  • Collaborate with community leaders to provide medical care to impoverished families living near the garbage dump in greatest need
  • Educate local community in the prevention of common illnesses.
  • Work with local doctors to provide follow-up care for patients.


“Doctors and nurses…yours is not only a profession but a vocation — the vocation to be God’s love and compassion, God’s healing power to the suffering.”

-Mother Teresa

For more information please contact Mateusz Plaza at 734-222-0701 ext. 1007 or


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Fundraiser for Brother Jim Medical Mission More Info

Brother Jim Boynton's 2017 Medical Mission

May 22-28, 2017

The medical team will treat over 900 garbage dump community members.

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Trip Information

Trip Type: Health

Region: North America

Location: Nicaragua