Become a Global Health Volunteer in Peru!

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About

At Project Peru, FIMRC strives to make an impact in two distinct areas: the highlands of Huancayo and the jungle in La Merced. Peru’s medical facilities are critically understaffed and underfunded, thus FIMRC aims to strengthen the current infrastructure rather than operate a stand alone facility.

Both sites offer volunteers unique exposure to public hospitals and clinics vastly different from those in the US. Volunteers will have the opportunity to conduct rounds alongside medical personnel as well as assist with public health initiatives with our partner organizations. For example, in Huancayo, volunteers are instrumental in carrying out fluoride treatments and health education presentations in local orphanages. In La Merced, volunteers may assist hospital staff with rural medical campaigns and patient waiting room education.

FIMRC's goal is to provide every volunteer a memorable experience that will leave lasting impressions about healthcare in developing communities!

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Reviews

97%
based on 19 reviews
  • Impact 9
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 8.7
  • Value 9.2
  • Safety 9.3
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Marissa
10/10

An Amazing Adventure

My trip to Huancayo was a very eye opening and humbling experience. Day to day we went to the hospitals and schools and did different projects around the community that included cleaning many of the people's teeth with fluoride throughout the community. We got to observe the operations in the emergency rooms, tend to women going into labor, see births and caesarian sections, and stand in on major surgeries. The people of Huancayo were very welcoming and saw the best in what they had. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone and everyone because we can all use a different perspective sometimes.

How can this program be improved?
More structured activities outside of the volunteering, like more adventures in our evenings and during the weekends to see more of what Huancayo and Peru has to offer.
Yes, I recommend
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Khoa
10/10

My first most rewarding global health volunteer experience

In the summer 2013, I participated in a global health volunteer program with FIMRC in Huancayo, Peru. Huancayo is a small city located in the midst of the Peruvian Andes, where I spent time to work in the orphanage, children shelter, public elementary schools, and clinics.

Probably one of my most highlight experience was the dental campaign. My team and I cooperated with the Pevurian dentists to provide fluoride treatments and distribute toothbrushes to nearly 800 children in the community.

I couldn't believe that I have done all these things for the Peruvian children. Of course thank you FIMRC for providing me this unique opportunity. I left with many beautiful memories and I felt thankful for knowing the beautiful people from that enriched, native land. I will be back for sure.

How can this program be improved?
I have no complaints about how FIMRC treat their volunteers. I have recommended to several of my friends this program. Hope that FIMRC will only grow stronger each day to continue to make a difference in children's lives and help them reach their full potential.

Best wishes,

Khoa
Yes, I recommend
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Caitlin
10/10

Unique, Experiential Learning Experience

FIMRC is an absolutely amazing organization. All of their funds and fees go to their project sites and you can really see the impact they are making. On my trip, I got to make rounds with doctors and medical students in a few hospitals, including a women's and children's health clinic. We learned about the Peruvian healthcare system through the eyes of the health workers there. I got to observe surgeries, read charts and talk to patients, nurses, doctors and other students to get their perspective. As the name suggests, children are the focus of this organization. During my trip, we visited an after-school program for street kids to teach them about nutrition and sanitation and also to play with them and talk with them.
This was my second trip with FIMRC; my first was to a different site in Peru as well. During that trip we visited the shantytowns around Trujillo to work with mothers and kids. We also taught a nutrition class to recovering TB patients in a hospital in the city.
Both trips were absolutely amazing and completely unique. I have not been able to find another organization that does what this one has achieved and continues to do!

Yes, I recommend
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Maya
10/10

Volunteer Trip to Peru During Summer

This was an eye-opening experience. You learn not to take things for granted and realize the real value of things. After this experience, I definitely felt empowered and I realize that small actions can have a huge and meaningful impact on others.

How can this program be improved?
Sometimes the flexibility of the program makes it seem less organized.
Yes, I recommend

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About Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families in the developing world through innovative and self-sustainable health programs. Operating since 2002, we...