Rosali Vela

Rosali Vela

Website URL: http://www.medlifemovement.org

In Febuary 2016 MEDLIFE gave an educational workshop in Talleres Artisenales, a new community for MEDLIFE, located in Pamplona Alta. Year-long interns and local medical staff worked together to give the workshop. Topics included family planning, the importance of regular exams for breast and cervical cancer, what support exists for people in abusive relationships, as well as nutrition and diabetetes prevention. Many women there had never had a breast exam or pap smear, and were encouraged to come to the mobile clinic MEDLIFE will be holding in that community and see a doctor. Local medical staff explained realistic food substitutions people good make to have a healthier diet and reduce diabetes risk, for example, swapping soda for fruit juice without artificial sugars. Educational workshops are a great way to build awareness, organization, and trust within a community before moving onto bigger projects like staircases and mobile clinics!

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A child brings a gift for the MEDLIFErs at the meeting.

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Winter Mobile Clinics have just started and several students have been fundraising through the 50:50 campaign. This is one of the students who is working in the clinic. Her name is Abey Sivanesan and she is from the University of Western. She had a successful campaign that enabled her to make her trip to Cusco this past week. For more information about the 50:50 campaign click here: 50:50 Campaign

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How did you hear about the 50/50 Campaign? When I originally applied to the trip MEDLIFE sent us e-mails and informed us about the campaign.
 
When did you decided to organized your 50/50 campaign? I actually signed up for the trip really late so I organized the campaign pretty soon right after I signed up. Which was about a month before the trip started.
Did you encounter any obstacles in the process? There were a lot of obstacles in terms of how much money I needed to raise and even asking people for the money. But I was certain that once I was able to explain what MEDLIFE does, people would be willing to help. In the end I was thrilled at the positive reaction towards my fundraising campaign.
 
How was organizing a 50/50 campaign a positive experience and what did you learned from it? I actually really enjoyed it because we stated a movement that highlighted different problems outside of our own country. Educating our friends and family about the developing countries we were visiting helped us receive donations.
 
What do you think about your volunteer trip so far?  I've loved every moment of it! It has been an eye opening experience in terms of what we have seen. It is extremely different from a classroom experience where you read a textbook. We actually get to see it in person, working along side professionals. 
 
How do you feel about the impact you have made through raising money to support people like the ones you are working with during your trip?  I feel really happy that half of the money goes to the people and not all directly to me. Seeing how much money they need and knowing that half of what I am raising goes toward them makes me really happy, because this means they will have more doctors, nurses and more people that will help them. 
 
What advice you have for students organizing a 50/50 campaign? Ask everyone and anyone, don't make any barriers. Ask local businesses, friends family and everyone.
December 24, 2015 8:17 am

A new staircase for Llinllin Pucara

From the MEDLIFE office in Riobamba, Ecuador, we took a taxi to the bus station and a 1-hour bus to Columbe, another city near Riobamba, where MEDLIFE has held several mobile clinics and projects. We then spent 30 minutes on a truck to Llinllin, a community within Columbe that is so large, a community member says it had to be divided into several "llinllins”, Llinllin Colegio, Llinllín Las Juntas, Lllinllin Hierba Buena.

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“Llinllin is so big that it should be converted into a parroquia (district) instead of being part of Columbe" said the truck driver. “So many little Lllinllins communities confuses people, when actually all of the Llinllin communities are different."

Once we got to the outskirt of Llinllin, we saw the huge wall MEDLIFE built for the local school, thanks to the donations from our chapter at the University of Brown. After 20 more minutes driving, we finally got to the community of Llinllin Pucara.

Llinllín Pucara is home to just over 500 residents, most of whom have only completed their basic studies. In Llinllin Pucara, you find yourself surrounded by vast valleys and rivers making for a priceless view. At every corner, Llinllin Pucara's landscapes are breathtaking.

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The community, as we said before, is one of many "llinllins”. Although these network of small communities are a bit far away from each other, they often work together, especially when it comes to sharing resources.

One of the largest schools in the area is located in Llinllín Colegio where hundreds of students study. About a 20 minute drive away, in Llinllín Pucara, a smaller and humbler school is located, where just over 100 students fill their classrooms. The students that attend Llinllin Pucara live in remote communities and cannot make the trip to Llinllín Colegio, which takes over 1 hour each way.

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Pedro Yacosa, president of Llinllín Pucara, talked with us about how a new road allowing car access to their community has helped their local economy grow. "The main economic activity here is raising cattle, especially the production of milk and cheeses. There are still some families who grow corn and potatoes, but the production of milk and cheese is something that everyone here in Pucara Llinllín is proud of. Now with the new road, we are already selling our products in larger cities, and some large companies are purchasing our products to resell," he says.

Though these new and accessible roads provide safer access to community members' homes, using these roads to reach the local school from the Llinlin Pucara town takes 40 minutes to an hour of walking.

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Located about 400 meters above the new road, lies an old path that is still being used by many community members to save time. This old path shortens the commute to only 15-20 minutes. This old path, however, is quite dangerous, especially due to the poor conditions caused by Llinlin's unpredictable climate and daily rain showers. Despite these dangers, many community members still opt to use this path to save them time. This leads to daily accidents due to mud and stone slides.

"This path is very important for us because it saves us a lot of time to get to the road and to the school from our town. Everyday we use this path and we cannot use it anymore in its current condition. We need to build a staircase to replace this path, a staircase that is safe and allows us to access the path without fear of falling down", says Pedro.

As we walked along this old path, we found ourselves slipping and nearly falling many times. Laughter from children also using the path surrounded us, as they watched us struggle. These children were much more experienced in using this path and knew how to navigate it with much more grace than we did.

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MEDLIFE is planning to build a large staircase along this path to help support this community. This staircase will be made during several mobile clinics in Riobamba. In addition, we will be building a hygiene project in the local school in Llinllin Pucara at the foot of the future stairs. Together with the community, MEDLIFE hopes to achieve its goal of giving the Llinllin Pucara community an improved quality of life and greater security for all.

Winter Mobile Clinics have just started and several students have been fundraising through the 50:50 campaign. This is one of the students who is working in the clinic. Her name is Sarah Pisula and she is from FSU. She had a successful campaign that enabled her to make her trip to Cusco this past week. For more information about the 50:50 campaign click here: 50:50 Campaign

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How did you hear about the 50:50 Campaign? I heard about the 50:50 campaign through Florida State University Chapter

Why did you decided to do a 50:50 Campaign? I decided to do it because it wasn't only helping me for the trip, but I knew the whole point of the trip is to help others and to come here and to help the community and the fact that it was going towards me and the community, it was perfect.

How long was your campaign? My campaign was about month, so four weeks before coming here.

How money did you raised? How do you feel about that? I raised $1,800. It's honestly amazing. I had such a great support from family and friends. It's the most amazing thing, because they helped the community and me.

What did you do to me most successful with your 50:50 campaign? I sent e-mails out every day to family and friends. I shared it on Facebook and I also had my parents sharing it on theirs too. I also contacted friends from work and any other connection that I could get that I knew were going to be supportive of this trip.

Did you encounter any obstacles during the process and how did you overcome them? I did not face any obstacles, but I have to admit at first I was a little concern to raise this amount of money because it is kind of hard to just send something out asking for money, but I just wrote the reason why I wanted to go on the trip and it hit everyone's heart. It was honesty what I was writing about and why I wanted the support from them. It wasn't as awkward as I thought it was going to be at all.

How was organizing a positive experience and what did you learn from it? I learned that everyone sees the good in MEDLIFE and to purpose of it and I believe that this gave me the right opportunity to share that.

What do you think about your Volunteer Trip so far? It's been the most eye-opener experience that I've ever had. It's incredible to see how impactful every single thing is.

How do you feel about the impact that you made by raising the money for the people that you worked with this week? It feels awesome seeing it happen in person. Also witnessing the impact that it having on them it's just amazing. It makes me feel happy knowing that the money I raised will help them.

What advice you have for students organizing their own 50:50 campaign? I encourage everyone to do it because first of all, I learned so much from it. You get so much more out of the trip knowing that it's going to go towards something. It's awesome, and it's not even you it's the donations and all the people that are involved. Also it is very important to spread the word and use social media. 

Winter Mobile Clinics have just started and several students have been fundraising through the 50:50 campaign. This is one of the students who is working in the clinic. His name is Cole Davidson and he is from FSU. He had a successful campaign that enabled him to make his trip to Tena this past week. For more information about the 50:50 campaign click here: 50:50 Campaign

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How did you hear about the 50:50 Campaign? I heard about the 50/50 campaign through first couple MEDLIFE meetings. I understood that 50% of the proceeds that I had raised would go to the MEDLIFE campaign the rest would pay for my trip.

Why did you decide to organize this campaign? At first I thought it was the only way to do it, and so I thought why not? And I ended up doing the 50:50 campaign.

How long was your campaign? The campaign lasted about two to three months.

What did you do to make your campaign successful? I made a lot of calls, I asked people how they felt about donating to a good cause. I explained to them that by contributing to this campaign, they are taking a step towards helping in a very worthwhile effort. They are helping to bring about health equality in other countries.

Did you encounter any obstacles during this process? How did you overcome them? I did not encounter very many obstacles. When I talked with people about how lucky we are that we live in a country with a great health care system and how great it works for us and then explained that other people don't have the luxury of healthcare, they easily understood why this campaign was important. It was not hard to explain to people that this kind of work is taking place all around the world and they can be part of it by contributing to the campaign. Even by talking to them and asking them to donate helped to make people aware of these issues.

How was organizing a 50:50 campaign a positive experience? What did you learn from it? Well, I had to get a lot more donations to be able to come on the trip, but at the same time, it felt more rewarding because I realized half of what I raised was used for a project to help one of the communities that MEDLIFE supports.

What do you think about your Volunteer Trip this week? Well I haven't been on a mission trip in four years, so this was a very life changing experience. I haven't done any trip on a scale such as this, spending a week in another country. I've only traveled internationally two or three times, so this was something completely out of my comfort zone. I didn't know what I was doing at first, and yes, I did feel a little uncomfortable through the week. But I have to say that I broke through those barriers. The relationships I've made and the experiences I've had have left an impact that I will not forget. I will cherish this experience long after I go back to America.

What advice do you have for students considering organizing a 50:50 campaign? Just remember that raising funds for these things is a step in the right direction. By organizing a 50:50 campaign you are helping to provide health care and helping to bring health equality. We have such great health care in the USA and maybe Ecuador or Peru do not, so by doing this you are taking a step in the right direction. You are helping to bring about health equality around the world.

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On Friday Dec. 11 MEDLIFE held night meetings to prepare for the upcoming clinic season and check on projects. First we went to check on the Empower Union Santa Fe Project, where MEDLIFE is bringing electricity to an entire community.

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Here you can see some of the people present at the meeting standing under one of the new power lines.

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Lots of new infrastructure is in place for the electric project. 

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 Then we went for a couple of meetings in communities in El Jardines, where MEDLIFE has not done projects before. Director of MEDprograms Peru Carlos Benavides told the community that in order to complete the project, we needed their help. If the first project goes well and the community participates, there could be more in the future. Many people there expressed the need for staircases in several locations in the community.

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November 17, 2015 4:28 pm

Meet the Patient: Eulogio Orccotma

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Eulogio Orccotoma lay in bed, staring at the translucent ceiling that bled dreamy yellow light into the room. He listened to cumbia on the radio as his son, Yuri Orccotoma Gomez, brought him breakfast, which Yuri dutifully did every morning before heading out to work in his moto taxi. Eulogio was bored. He was bored because he had lain in this bed for nearly a year waiting.

He was bored because he had left his land in the Peruvian Andes outside of Cusco that he had worked his entire life. He had left the freedom of that land, with its blue skies, where you walk or ride a horse instead of drive, with its fresh air, peace and quiet. He left all that come to the ironically named Nueva Esperanza (New Hope), one of the poorest and most undeveloped districts in Lima, with its grey skies, its polluted air, and its harsh soundscape of barking stray dogs, honking horns, and blaring Latin music. Desert dirt and sand mixed with dilapidated urban decay. Eulogio had gone from being a free farmer in the Andes to a dependent patient trapped in a waiting room for a year- he wasn't happy about it.

Yuri had come here in search of better work opportunities, and a respite from what he saw as a boring life in an Andean pueblito. Eulogio had come with him years later in hopes of getting good medical treatment, but one year later, he was still lying in bed waiting. After a year of waiting on the public health system, Eulogio had still not been able to start any treatment.

Eulogio lived his life working the land in the same Andean pueblito his parents did. He raised his kids there, all of whom left to seek better opportunities elsewhere, some in Cusco, only a few hours away, or in Lima, like Yuri.

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Eulogio's kids left, then his wife passed away and he was all alone. His kids tried to get him to come to the city with them, but he refused. His children made sure someone visited him every month.

            They noticed Eulogio's lifestyle wasn't healthy- he wasn't eating well. He would go to work all day with nothing but a large bottle of soda or skip meals. He had always had his wife to cook for him. He was, however, still managing to get by, so they let him stay where he wanted.

 On one such visit, after Eulogio had been living alone for awhile, Yuri noticed his father had trouble moving, he wasn't leaving the house much. Yuri noticed Eulogio's pants become visibly wet during a conversation- he could no longer control his bladder. Yuri looked around for all the animals his father once had, guinea pigs, chickens, pigs, horses, and realized most of them had died or disappeared.

Yuri insisted his father leave, he didn't feel Eulogio could continue living alone, he needed medical attention. Yuri and his siblings took him to a hospital in Cusco, he was diagnosed with a bladder obstruction and arthritis. In January of 2015, they decided he would be better off in Lima with Yuri, where there was better medical care available.

            Better, being a very relative term in this instance- better, but not good. A year later, no treatment had begun in the public health system.

Eulogio and Yuri have been told they will have to wait another two months to get the MRI the doctors need to begin treatment. MEDLIFE encountered Eulogio in a mobile clinic, have him medicine and is committed to ensuring he gets the treatment he needs, with our without the public health systems help.

November 4, 2015 2:18 pm

Meet the Interns: Matt and Will

Two more interns joined our communications team this season:

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Hometown: Albany Oregon
School: Seattle Pacific University
 

How I got involved with MEDLIFE: There was a chapter at my university and one of my close friends was the leader of that chapter. I wasn't able to go on their trip to Perú, but I worked closely with the chapter and heard a lot of great things about what MEDLIFE was doing in South America. It got me interested, so after college when I was looking at internships in photography and videography, many of my friends recommended that I look more into MEDLIFE.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Born and raised in the Pacific North West, I went to school in Seattle to study physiology. I also minored in New Media Studio Art. I am passionate about capturing art through photography and videography, and sharing these important messages through the internet. In 2007, I created a YouTube channel to share my work. What started out as a fun hobby, quickly became my career. After graduating, I moved to Nebraska. I then worked as a barista for a while until I could manage as a full-time YouTuber. I hope to continue my work as a creator to one day work in the fields of photography, videography, media and global development.

Why did you decide to become an intern?: Many of my friends were involved in studying global poverty in college. It peaked my interest, and after taking some classes, I felt compelled to do something. After graduating, I was unsure about applying to medical school, so I decided that I would chase this urge to work in global development. I decided to become an intern because I learned about the injustices that millions of people are living with here, and I felt that I could help tell the story through my social media platforms and recruit more help.

What are your goals for this internship?: My goal for this internship is primarily to learn. I want to learn how I can use my skills and abilities to aid in the development of impoverished regions. I hope to capture the right images that accurately portray the situation here. It is also my goal to become better at Spanish and grow in my ability to live internationally.

What was your first impression of Lima?: I was surprised when I first entered Lima. I had this perception that Lima was a very tropical location, and somehow it would be extremely sunny for the most part. I arrived in the South American winter, and it was actually fairly cold and cloudy. Besides the unexpected climate and landscape, I was immediately taken aback by the division of the wealthy from the impoverished here. Some parts of Lima remind me of wealthy parts of the United States, with large glass buildings, business people and many beautiful parks. Other parts of Lima have piles of trash burning on the streets, small muddy homes made of plywood, and no access to clean water. There are large walls that divide some of these impoverished regions from the most wealthy parts of Lima just a mile away. It is insane to think about the division here, and in such close proximity!


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Name: William J. Arce Mantila
Hometown: Isabela, PR
School: Inter-American University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
 

How I got involved with MEDLIFE: Habia escuchado acerca de la organización a través de un amigo que había participado en una Clínica Móvil. Una ves me traslado a la Universidad a la que asisto actualmente, el capitulo de MEDLIFE acababa de abrir, por lo que decidí unirme inmediatamente formando parte del equipo de trabajo. Durante el periodo de diez meses ayude en la creación y planificación de recaudaciones de fondos, actividades de impacto universitario y servicio comunitario.

I heard about the organization through a friend that attended a Mobile Clinic. Once I transferred to the university I currently attend, I found that the chapter had recently opened. Therefore, I joined them immediately as an executive board member. During a period of ten months I contributed to the planning and creation of fundraisers, college activities for members and community service.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Actualmente curso mi cuarto año de universidad donde estudio un Bachillerato en Administración de Empresas con concentración en Mercadeo. Me gusta trabajar en áreas relacionadas al ámbito agrícola al igual que con servicio comunitario. Por años he formado parte de la Organización Nacional FFA quien ha sido clave de éxito para cada una de las oportunidades que se me han presentado. Por otra parte me gusta la música country, la pizza, viajar, y visitar diferentes lugares.

I am a senior in college pursuing a Bachelor´s of Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. I like working with areas related to the agricultural field and community service. For years I've been a member of the National FFA Organization, who has been a key to my success in most of the opportunities I have had. On the other hand I like country music, pizza, traveling and visiting different places.

Why did you decide to become an intern?: Luego de haber aprendido mucho a cerca de la organización y haber aportado en mi capitulo, entendía que debía ampliar un poco mas el conocimiento y llevarlo a un nivel mas alto de practica. Es por ello que como parte de mi formación académica, entendía que participando en este Internado podía expandir mis conocimientos y a la vez aportar con los mismos en un lugar donde la necesidad es la orden del día. Ahí comencé a buscar información a cerca de los programas que ofrecía la organización y encontré el programa y la oportunidad perfecta.

After learning about the organization and supporting my chapter, I thought I needed to amplify my knowledge and take them to a whole new level of practice. That´s why as part of my academic experience, I understood that participating in this internship was going to help me expand my knowledge and at the same time contribute in a place where there is alot of need. I began to search for information regarding the programs the organization offers, and I found the perfect opportunity.

What are your goals for this internship? Durante el periodo de tiempo que estaré en Lima, planifico aprender de cada área de la cual se compone MEDLIFE. Planifico contribuir a la labor de nuestra misión y espero cumplir con todas las tareas que se me sean asignadas y sobre cumplir las expectativas siempre teniendo en mente el propósito de porque estoy aquí.

During the period of time that I will be in Lima, I plan to learn about all areas of MEDLIFE's work. I also plan to contribute to the labor of our mission and I hope to accomplish every assigned task and go above and beyond that, having always in mind the purpose of why I´m here.

What was your first impression of Lima?: Lima me parece un lugar enorme comparado con sitios anteriores que he visitado, de hecho es enorme. Sus calles son muy frecuentadas y las estructuras hacen que se vea muy bonito. Definitivamente es un lugar donde hay mucho para explorar.

Lima seems an enormous place compared to places I have visited before; actually it is enormous. The streets are very busy and the buildings make it look really nice and pretty. This is definitely a place where there's a lot to explore.

October 7, 2015 2:19 pm

A Healthier Home for Debora

Debora Machuca is a bubbly two-year old who suffers from severed bowel issues due to intestinal complications caused by her premature birth. Despite all of this, Debora is a sweet, funny and mischievous little girl who captured our hearts when we met her last year. MEDLIFE has been providing Debora with medication and colostomy bags for the past year and has also paid for a surgery to start reconnecting her bowels. Debora needed a clean and comfortable living space where she can safely recover from her surgery and stay healthy. Thanks to the generous support of Katie Caudle and lots of other kind people, we were able to completely rebuild her home!

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1Her whole family was sleeping together in one small room. The roof was falling apart and the humidity was causing the walls to fill with fungus.

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October 2, 2015 2:57 pm

Intern Journal: Sneha Kolla

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Getting off the phone with my almost 15 year old sister and hearing her get excited about her first homecoming dance and her experiences as a freshman in high school only reminds me of how fast time flies. It was merely eight years ago I was in her position and who would have known that I would be picking up my bags and moving to Peru back then. Yet, here I am enjoying a café con leche in Lima and thinking about how to fit the numerous wonderful and eye-opening experiences I've had so far working with MEDLIFE and living in Lima into this blog post.

To begin, MEDLIFE is something I came across through a Facebook friend who posted pictures from a clinic trip. With the intentions of signing up for a trip myself, I went on their website and learned that I could start a chapter at my university. With the desire to do something substantial and helpful for my college community before graduation, I started the MEDLIFE chapter at Rowan University and this has by far been the most enlightening experience both professionally and personally.  

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Developing the chapter at Rowan and simultaneously learning about Paul Farmer's work in my medical anthropology class only enhanced my interest in the field of global health. It motivated me to do more with MEDLIFE's mission so I applied for their internship and literally jumped to joy when I came to know I got it. It was something I knew I genuinely wanted to do and felt privileged to have the opportunity to do the kind of work the organization does. So I came to Lima in August with great compassion and integrity, which was greatly questioned during one of the night community meetings all the interns attended.

San Cristobal de Hurocancha is a community that MEDLIFE is recently partnering with. As an establishment in the hills of San Juan de Miraflores, this community has no access to electricity or a road. So when we hiked in the pitch dark for an hour and half to reach them, it's no surprise to say that we struggled. There were many instances during this hike where I found myself not having the sense of compassion I came to Lima with. All I could think of was how much my legs hurt and how tired I was. I simply wanted to do go home, take a shower, and eat. I truly felt guilty for thinking like this but I believe it was indeed this guilt that made me push myself to continue the hike.

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Once we finally arrived, the MEDLIFE staff along with the community members huddled in a circle. Carlos started talking to the community members to get an idea as to what their main concerns were and I couldn't help but get lost in a train of thought when I saw the pregnant woman who was standing right across from me.

What was merely a one-time hike for me was one this woman has made multiple times during her time living here. I started imaging the several plausible risks she and her child faced living in conditions like these where there is no electricity, access to water is a hassle, and the susceptibility for a fall is extremely high due to the steep hillside this community was located in. I myself fell a couple times walking the same paths as this woman and imaging the toll this fall would have on her and her child was something that I found simply terrifying and devastating. It was hard to come to terms with the fact that this was their reality every single day – not just a couple of hours like it was for me.

I wanted to fix everything I saw wrong with this community. I wanted to help them in any way possible to make their reality better.  But if there is one thing I have learned from my experience working with MEDLIFE, it is that helping individuals is more complicated than what it is actually portrayed out to be.

Their non-profit efforts do not merely aim to help people. The organization tries to build relationships with communities, ensure that the help they are providing is sustainable, and emphasize on community development initiatives so the current struggles people are facing in terms of healthcare, education, and development could be prevented permanently for generations to come. In this way, the several projects the organization executes are ones that are stepping stones towards making progressive change - something I have learned takes time and patience.  

The great complexity in this kind of work is something that came as a surprise to me. When I realize the many steps and precautions that need to be taken to make a viable difference, I find myself losing the sense of integrity I had coming to Lima. Yet, every time I talk to my sister, I feel optimistic. Thinking about how much the past eight years of my life has changed and how content I am with my reality right now only makes me feel hopeful about the next eight years as well. I believe that my experiences here working with MELDIFE and living in Lima are ones that are not only testing my capabilities but also expanding them. I feel more educated about the field of global health as well as about helping individuals in the ways I want to. I am certain that my current experiences as an intern are ones that will most definitely play a transformative and pivotal role in my future endeavors and I could not be more thankful for this opportunity.

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