2016 Maternal Clinic in El Salvador - BUILDING IN PROGRESS
During the PAUR El Salvador visit in 2015, the clinic director, Dr. Marta Diaz, presented the Club a compelling request for a maternal health clinic.
The clinic was desperately needed to provide an area to provide dignified care and counseling to the women of the community. The clinic would also provide contraceptive counseling and sex education training. Upon return from the trip, the Club decided to raise the money using a variety of mechanisms. In addition to an IndieGoGo campaign, PAUR collaborated with Rotary Club Mulhouse (France) and Woodside Rotary Club to raise $30,000 to fund the building of the clinic. During our return trip to El Salvador in January 2016, we presented a ceremonial check to the clinic director for the funds to build the clinic. The timing was perfect because the threat of the Zika virus had been announced days before. The clinic is currently under construction and we look forward to sharing the long lasting impact this facility has on the community.
President elect Cecily presenting the ceremonial check to the clinic director and two of the local beneficiaries of the future clinic.
Since our trip in January, a lot of progress has occurred building the clinic. The entire community has worked hard - and we see the progress daily.
Dr. Marta Diaz enjoying the progress.
Another great shot showing the progress.
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