medical supplies, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala: $300
medical supplies are often needed due to scarcity of resources. The beneficiaries will be the rural Palajunoj Valley in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala through the local non-profit organization Primeros Pasos ("First Steps") in both its primary care clinic and mobile clinics that travel to the most isolated communities. The region experiences disparities in health outcomes and healthcare access, including high rates of child malnutrition and chronic poverty. Primeros Pasos serves as the only source of reliable health care services for these communities.
Primeros Pasos and its clinical staff has been delivering a variety of primary medical care, women's health, dental, and nutritional services to approximately 500 Maya-indigenous child and adult patients. The grant funds would cover the costs of medical/dental supplies.
o2 concentrators, Tagum, Davao, Philippines $300
an oxygen concentrator helps with an elderly's respiratory ailment.
The home is operated by a private charity and relies mostly on donations from families and some from the local government. There are several patients in the facility with respiratory problems that require continuous oxygen supply. Oxygen is supplied in tanks by a local supplier which cost the facility dearly. A continuous supply of oxygen from the oxygen producing machine would make sure oxygen is available anytime for use. The money used to pay for oxygen can then be redirected to other facility needs and expenses. RC Sweetwater San Diego partners with RC Golden Laces of Tagum City, Davao, Philippines to fulfill this project.
daily needs assistance, House of Somang, Quiapo Manila Philippines. $400
About HOUSE OF SOMANG: A charity started by Korean nuns, is home for the aged, caring for abandoned and homeless elderly in Paranaque, Manila, Philippines. The facility has 43 elders in their care.
About IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ACADEMY OF MANILA, PHILIPPINES, GRADUATE 1979, "ICAM Batch '79"
Spearheaded by Dove de Jesus, also a 1979 graduate of ICAM. 5 groups were formed from the high school graduates of 1979, ICAM Batch '79.
100,000 pesos ($2000) was raised and divided among the 5 groups that was created. A donation will be made to each of the 5 charities identified by the 5 groups. My group chose, HOUSE OF SOMANG, as its charity. Besides the donation of $400 on behalf of ICAM batch '79 which will be used for the institution's ongoing expenses like electric and water bills, the additional $400 will be used to provide daily living expense for the elderly like cooking oil, laundry soap, baby powder, to name a few.
Those ICAM Batch '79 living in the Philippines will see the project through. Limited guests are allowed in the facility due to the vulnerability of its residents.
Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)
1. medical supplies, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala: $100
2. o2 concentrators, Tagum, Davao, Philippines $500
3. daily needs assistance, House of Somang, Quiapo Manila Philippines. $100
4. hospicio de san jose, quiapo manila philippines $300- purchase of transistor radios.
Hospicio is a social welfare charity organization serving the abandoned elderly and children. This request is for the elderly's mental health.
on item 4. due to the frequency scrambling when all transistor radios were in operation a request was made for food insecurities instead.