Our Adopt-a-Project program is a way for volunteers, Chapters, and individuals or groups to stay connected to our project sites and help further our mission! We are excited to unveil the list for the 2017-2018 school year to all of our supporters. If you are interested in adopting a project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which project you choose to support! The projects will be updated once they have been adopted and new projects will be added throughout the year. Our new fundraising page will also track the amount fundraised! All projects are available to be adopted fully or as a section; if you would like to donate a specific amount to a certain project, please just notify us.
Project Alajuelita, Costa Rica
Project Alajuelita’s program helps provide basic vision exams and glasses for members of the community that can not regularly afford these services.
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Project Alajuelita helps to supplement the cost of diagnostic testing for families that cannot afford it individually.
FIMRC staff in Costa Rica plan to establish a diabetes support group that would provide testing and health education for underserved patients battling diabetes in the local community.
FIMRC is developing a health education program to encourage healthy lifestyles for young people in the community that are affected by morbid obesity.
FIMRC’s therapy programs provide an outlet for patients to express their emotions through art and dance. The program has proven essential for mental health in the community.
Project Restauración, Dominican Republic
Agentes de Salud is a program for training teenagers in health outreach for the community, and those who graduate assist FIMRC with their efforts. Costs for this project include all transportation and program costs during the training, and can be adopted individually at $350 each.
We hold one mobile clinic every month, traveling to rural towns with the highest barriers to health access. The funding will allow us to purchase medicine, food, and transportation, and can be adopted on a monthly basis of $175.
To respond to the rapid growth of diabetes, Project Restauración runs a community-based diabetes program in three of our communities. It includes consultations, education, and assistance with prescription refills.
One of Project Restauración’s most popular (and fun!) activities with children are our health fairs. Participants from the community must collect a stamp from each table to be entered for prize raffles. $150 funds 1 health fair, and can be adopted individually.
In partnership with Mothers Centers, FIMRC has begun to run programs including nutrition, diabetes and hypertension, and prenatal health. Costs include healthy snacks, transportation, educational materials for each participant and a certificate for each graduate. Each course can be adopted individually at $400.
Our health promoter program trains and supports local volunteers living within rural communities in basic first aid, as well as mobile clinics and preventative health initiatives. This project funds the purchase of supplies for current and future health promoters, and can be adopted individually at $125.
The Dominican Republic has an extraordinarily low rate of mothers who practice exclusive breastfeeding with their children. To build consciousness and increase the number of mothers who exclusively breastfeed, we are piloting an educational program for new and expectant mothers in Restauración.
Providing the community with educational materials to review is extremely useful for staff and volunteers at Project Restauración. In order to make our program more effective and able to provide quality educational
projects, we are looking to purchase a printer/scanner for the FIMRC office.
World Diabetes Day is commemorated annually on November 14th. FIMRC will use the day to bring together all three communities that participate in the Diabetes & Hypertension Club in an event to educate the community about early detection and treatment to prevent complications.
Project Anconcito, Ecuador
Individuals within the 20 neighborhoods in Anconcito have enrolled themselves in a 3-month course that will train them to be community health promoters. Upon their graduation, FIMRC hopes to equip each promoter with a first aid kit to help them aid the community when the health center’s resources are unavailable.
Throughout each of FIMRC’s 8-week sessions, local kids are given the opportunity to gain valuable healthy living skills and feel empowered by their new found identities.
FIMRC is planning a community festival focused on eliminating violence against women, where all individuals are encouraged to share their own art in a public capacity. Participants will also be competing for a grand prize!
A FIMRC banner would empower the site staff to continue our growing relationships in the communities of Anconcito.
FIMRC routinely presents health education sessions within the Anconcito communities, and a projector would bring these workshops to a new level, while being environmentally friendly!
FIMRC plans to build upon the site’s current 8-week kids club sessions. Mini Chefs will include nutrition education and meal preparation opportunities for children ages 12-18.
FIMRC has developed 8-week training sessions to educate families on health lifestyle techniques and to provide essential vitamins and gardening supplies.
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The FIMRC Basketball Team is a youth team that plays in the local basketball league. Our team is focused on living a fit lifestyle, learning through health education, and staying in first place!
This year, Anconcito's community youth will be discussing important health topics through performing theater. The group will prepare for two-months and then share their unique stories with the community!
Project Kodaikanal, India
FIMRC's clinic at Project Kodaikanal hopes to improve their services by providing medications at their consultations.
Creating a environmentally-friendly space at pre-schools through composting bins will help with nutritional gardens.
FIMRC helps to install chimneys into families' homes that suffer from smoke inhalation due to cooking inside their home.
FIMRC supports a local girls' home that supports girls whose families cannot support them. Funding would help purchase sanitary items for the girls.
Project Kodaikanal is in the process of conducting a study on the effects of anemia on pregnant women and babies' birth weight. With the results, they hope to develop an initiative to better address the condition of the women.
FIMRC would like to address the topic of dental hygiene through routine check-ups and supplemental health education.
Communities in rural areas outside of Kodaikanal have almost no access to clinical care, so FIMRC would like to provide mobile clinics to one community each month.
Project Limón, Nicaragua
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Participants in FIMRC’s prenatal program receive basic supply kits to help them establish healthy routines for their newborns.
FIMRC hopes to continue building upon its diabetes outreach work, and a larger supply of glucometer strips and lancets, allows us to reach a greater number of at-risk community members.
Project Limon’s nutrition program serves malnourished children in the local community and provides needed supplements for their growth and development.
FIMRC’s maternal health initiatives provide expecting mothers with the supplements that they require for a healthy pregnancy for themselves and their child.
FIMRC works to combat high rates of STD’s and HIV/AID with sexual education classes for community organizations and high-school programs.
FIMRC’s project site has established weekly meetings for a women’s empowerment support group; the group focuses on creating/selling products for individual profit and for domestic violence support funds.
FIMRC’s surrounding communities struggle with preventable disease associated with non-purified water. Each $40 donation can provide a local family with access to clean water.
As FIMRC clinic continues to serve the local community, constant upkeep on the site is required.
Project Huancayo, Peru
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Anemia is a focus of several programs at Project Huancayo, due in part to the lack of protein in the community's diet. Lucky Iron Fish is able to help fight anemia by providing nutrients in an iron fish that is boiled in water and then cooked with food.
Mothers in our Portowawa Program participate in health education during their pregnancy and after they give birth. To help them prepare for motherhood, at the end of their pregnancy we'd like to provide them with a basket with much needed items!
Project La Merced, Peru
Yoga, breathing exercises, and simple meditative postures have long been proven to be beneficial to both physical and mental health, for adults and children alike. FIMRC has developed various classes to benefit the local community in La Merced.
FIMRC’s health campaigns work to screen local community members at public events. A digital blood pressure monitor would allow staff to take more accurate readings in noisy locations.
La Merced’s local health campaigns screen community members for diabetes and hypertension; purchasing new equipment for these campaigns will empower FIMRC to build upon our early detection program.
FIMRC’s Portawawa program is working to educate remote communities regarding the importance of Maternal and Child Health. This simulator will educate mothers on what a normal pregnancy should feel like and help them understand when to seek medical help.
FIMRC’s Emer-Campo program provides educational training on how best to recognize and treat various wounds in remote communities. The Wound Simulator would help bring real-life context to these classes.
In the rural communities of Chanchamayo, income restrictions force many families to cook via wood burning stoves. FIMRC hopes to prevent the spread of disease and death associated with this cooking process by purchasing solar powered cookers.
FIMRC’s goal is to empower local native communities by providing a source of healthy nutrition and alternative income via solar powered fruit dryers.
FIMRC La Merced hopes to purchase a projector and a laminator to make the office more environmentally friendly and sustainable!
Project Cavite, Philippines
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While undergoing treatment at the Cancer Institute in the Philippine General Hospital, volunteers engage patients of all ages in arts and crafts activities in bed.
Every July during Nutrition Month, FIMRC joins forces with local partners to educate multiple communities on healthy eating basics and attainable nutrition goals.
In partnership with the Saint Jose Balay Alima Elderly Center, FIMRC hopes to donate much needed health equipment and education to the center’s staff members.
FIMRC hopes to continuing building upon our diabetes outreach work, and a larger supply of glucometer strips and lancets, allows staff and volunteers to reach a greater number of at-risk community members.
Project Bududa, Uganda
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FIMRC hopes to establish sustainable clean water sources within the community that will help patients prevent diseases such dysentery and diarrhea.
Project Bududa's clinic would greatly benefit from the analytical capacity and sustainable qualities of Microsoft Word.
In order to provide comfortable and sterile environments for pregnant mothers, Project Bududa hopes to purchase additional maternity beds as the department does not have enough for all of its patients.
FIMRC has made great progress in analyzing patient blood samples in order to test for diseases and other conditions. This Semiautomatic CBC counter would help to specify the treatments and overall patient care.
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A vaccine fridge at the clinic would provide more opportunities for newborns and infants to receive the lifesaving vaccinations that they require.
Purchasing a boda, a motorcycle taxi, for FIMRC’s HIV-positive support group would allow the members to generate their own steady income.
Project Bududa hopes to establish a vocational training program for young adults that would allow them to secure a steady income.
Project Bududa provides STD testing for at risk patients, but unfortunately, syphilis tests are so expensive that they quickly diminish the clinic’s budget.
Our lab is growing and is currently in need of a refrigerator to expand services for our patients. This will allow lab to open up a whole new front in the fight for community health for ailments that may fly under the radar due to the lack of availability of such tests.