Development Corps

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More than a Mission Trip
The MEDLIFE Development Corps is a specialized Service Learning Trip for groups of engineering and architectural students or graduates seeking to volunteer and assist in the planning and construction of community development projects. 
Volunteers and local professionals will develop several staircase (or other projects) plans and execute one, leaving the rest to be built during MEDLIFE Mobile Clinics, allowing MEDLIFE to offer high-quality projects for communities throughout all of our service learning trips. Working hand in hand with the community, MEDLIFE Development Corps aims to help communities break the cycle of poverty they are currently in.
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Why Lima

With a population of 9.7 million, Lima is one of the most important financial centers in Latin America. As a tourist destination, it is famous for its diverse gastronomy and historic cultural sites.

But Lima is also home to densely populated settlements on its outskirts. These areas, known as “pueblos jovenes,” have grown rapidly in recent years, as people migrated from the rural Peru to Lima in search of economic opportunity and an escape from the instability and violence of the 1980s. People also continue to migrate to Lima from rural areas of Peru in search of better access to basic services -- such as healthcare, education, and work opportunities -- that are often limited or completely absent in their home communities. While some of the older settlements have in time become incorporated into the rest of Lima, the rapid and continued population growth in these areas has left many communities plagued by low wages, high unemployment, and a lack of attention from the state.

The MEDLIFE Development Corps Week 
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When you sign up for a Service Learning Trip you are automatically insured with Travel Insurance for up to $50,000 for the duration of your volunteer week. Create a MyMEDLIFE account to read about the benefits or email us at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to get more information.

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