G-1571

Tirrases Dental Clinic

Description

Financing

Documents

Photos

History Logs

Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Costa Rica

Location: Tirrases

Total Budget: $25,751

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health, Community economic development


Credit Card Fundraising

Fundraising Goal:

$10,000

Already Donated:

$100

Still Needed:

$9,900

The project partners are seeking individual donations to bridge a funding gap. Please consider supporting this project with a credit card donation. To do this, click the "Donate Now" button below!

For many Costa Ricans, dental care is unaffordable. Tirrases a vulnerable community with 23,000 people living in poor conditions with 50% of immigrants, have to walk far to a Social Security Clinic to have a dental appointment, as well as wait for an appointment for as long as one year.

The project will address dental needs and provide affordable and easy access to dental care, oral health, and preventative education. This will be accomplished by providing clinical services and oral health education to pregnant women, children, elderly and other population groups in Costa Rica. The project will support and train dental hygienists, dental assistants, and provide graduates students at Meharry Medical School of Dentistry the opportunity of student residency in Costa Rica.

Through the development of a school-based, school-linked dental clinic sealant and applied fluoride program it will; increase the percentage and number of clients seen; improve access to oral health by delivering both prevention and dental procedures, and expand access to oral health education in schools and the community.

The Global Grant will be utilized to outfit a clinic with the necessary medical equipment and supplies (dentist chairs, lamps, x-ray machines, basic instrument, air compressor, sealant) needed to run daily operations.

Lewisville Morning Rotary Club, along with various clubs in District 5790 (Fort Worth, Denton County and other clubs in Texas) will support this grant. Rotarians, members of Rotaract, Interact and volunteers will participate to help complete the project.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4240

Rotary Club of: San Pedro-Curridabat

Primary Contact: Felix Cruz

Email: fcruzcr@hotmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Lewisville (Morning)

Primary Contact: Mark Smith

Email: msmith1491@verizon.net

Project Status

Dropped
This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

San Pedro-Curridabat (4240)

24-Jul-18

$2,500

$0

$2,500

Mineral Wells (5790)

24-Jul-18

$3,000

$2,569

$5,569

Matching Grants Website DAF Donations

Name

Date

Status

Amount

Gerald Robinson

27-Nov-18

Collected

$100

Collected

$100

-

$100

District 5790 DDF

31-Jul-19

-

$1,319

$1,319

San Pedro-Curridabat (4240)

29-Feb-20

$1,250

$0

$1,250

District 5790 DDF

29-Feb-20

-

$3,850

$3,850

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$3,425

$7,738

$11,163

Total

$25,751

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

10-Jun-18

by Carolyn Wright

System Entry: Creation of project page.

24-Jul-18

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 by Gerardo Lorenzen of the Rotary Club of San Pedro-Curridabat, District 4240.

24-Jul-18

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 by Saskia Vaughan of the Rotary Club of Mineral Wells, District 5790.

30-Jul-18

by Kimmie Tran

System Entry: Pledge of $640 with $640 DDF by Kimmie Tran of the Rotary Club of Arlington Great Southwest, District 5790.

8-Aug-18

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Pledge of $29,714 with $4,140 DDF by John Pokorny of the Rotary Club of Lewisville (Morning), District 5790.

8-Aug-18

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

8-Aug-18

by Sharron Miles

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

27-Nov-18

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $25,029 by Carolyn Wright of the Rotary Club of Lewisville, District 5790.

27-Nov-18

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $25,029 by Carolyn Wright of the Rotary Club of Lewisville, District 5790.

27-Nov-18

System Entry

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

27-Nov-18

System Entry

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

27-Nov-18

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $25,029 by Carolyn Wright of the Rotary Club of Lewisville, District 5790.

27-Nov-18

System Entry

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

27-Nov-18

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

27-Nov-18

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Gerald Robinson through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

2-Jun-19

by John Pokorny

Lewisville Morning Rotary continues to host fund raisers and seek partner clubs to close the funding gap.

Inasmuch as we will not be able to close that gap before June 30, 2019, we have rolled the project into the 2019-2020 Rotary year.

We seek to obtain complete funding by Aug 1 which will provide adequate time for TRF approval and equipment purchase prior to Nov grand opening of dental clinic.

31-Jul-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $1,319 DDF by Paula Benay Ayers of the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls, District 5790.

31-Jul-19

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Pledge of $21,784 with $837 DDF by John Pokorny of the Rotary Club of Lewisville (Morning), District 5790.

31-Jul-19

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

31-Jul-19

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 by John Pokorny of the Rotary Club of Lewisville (Morning), District 5790.

12-Aug-19

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

12-Sep-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 by saskia c vaughan of the Rotary Club of Mineral Wells, District 5790.

29-Feb-20

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Pledge of $1,250 by Ilenia Teran of the Rotary Club of San Pedro-Curridabat, District 4240.

29-Feb-20

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Pledge of $5,274 with $7,800 DDF by John Pokorny of the Rotary Club of Lewisville (Morning), District 5790.

29-Feb-20

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

29-Feb-20

by John Pokorny

System Entry: Pledge of $3,850 DDF by Scott Hendricks of the Rotary Club of Arlington, District 5790.

2-Jul-20

by Philippe Lamoise

System Entry: Project dropped by Philippe Lamoise.

Reason for dropping: Requested by John Pokorny: It's with great disappointment that we must let you know that the Lewisville Morning Rotary Club, in partnership with the Rotary Club of San Pedro - Curridabat Costa Rica, are needing to cancel our global grant application to provide equipment for a dental clinic in Tirrases Costa Rica. While we successfully raised the required funds for the grant project, and the host club in Costa Rica has made significant progress toward establishing a dental clinic in Tirrases, obstacles resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic have made continuing the project at this time impossible given the grant deadlines and changing municipal government requirements and University support in Costa Rica.

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