It’s safe to say that Rancho el Paraiso has become a community staple in the Agalta Valley region of San Esteban. Villagers travel near and far to receive much needed services from our on-site specialists. Ranchers come to learn the latest techniques on cattle reproduction, educators may come for a weekend seminar on the best methods for teaching elementary aged children, and families come to learn about growing healthy and sustainable food sources.
But if you’ve ever been to the Ranch, you know that our clinic is by far the busiest and most visited site on the property. Mothers bring their sick children to get much needed medicines, husbands bring their pregnant wives for check ups, and thankfully some community members drop by for preventive care. We pride ourselves on operating a community clinic that serves the needs of the people with a degree of excellence and at an affordable cost. But we don’t want families to simply come to us. We enjoy meeting them where they are.
Recently, Dr. German, the lead physician at the Ranch, and his team traveled to the community of El Pedrero to issue vaccinations. As you may know, vaccines are critical to preventive and long-term health. We often take vaccines for granted; however, they are potentially life saving for individuals and communities as a whole.
If you’d like to learn more about HOI’s ongoing health initiatives in Central America you can read more about it here. We encourage you to join us in our efforts to help strengthen the health of communities in Honduras and Nicaragua by becoming a Family Health Partner. Through this partnership, you will help Dr. German and the HOI medical team reach many more families to deliver quality healthcare to those in need.