Previous service projects
- Organize and establish medical clinic built from donations
- Caretaker for elderly FMA Sisters and community members
- Grant writing and proposals to build clinics
- Work with radio station as a source of public education
- Teaching graphic design and working with small independent businesses to grow
- Community outreach and development
Spanish, Quechua, and Shuar
It has been a very long journey so far and so much has happened! Currently, we (the nurses) are focused on the sick, very elderly sisters of the house. There are other sisters here who can still do little chores as well as activities of daily living on their own. Because they are so independent, they rarely see a doctor unless something is wrong. Also, because they are Salesian sisters, they rarely complain and just like to work hard! But, everyone in the house seems to be content at the moment, so I am very happy for that.
I have completed many projects here and have a few still on my plate. The first one was organizing the clinic. That was very successful. It took a lot of time going through all of the medications and sorting them, finding out what they were for, checking the expiration dates… I also had to translate many medical terms and conditions because all of my research was, of course, done in English. I was able to organize all the medicine and equipment though, successfully labeling everything in Spanish. I am very pleased to say that our clinic is very much “up and running”!
- Michelle M.