Intentional Growth

Growth (verb):

  1. To undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically; progress to maturity
  2. become larger or greater over a period of time; increase

 

As we look toward the year ahead, we at FIMRC see the potential for growth. We have plans to increase the number of patients we offer medical care to, the reach of our services in rural communities, and the variety of preventative health education sessions we provide. Our communities have become dear to us, and we are grateful for the ability to witness how our collaborative efforts make an impact. We now have 15 years of fostering positive changes in health under our belt. With the start of a new year, we will once again evaluate and improve upon the strategies we're using in our initiatives.

 The most recent group of Chicos Superman and Chicas Maravillas at Project Anconcito, Ecuador! 25 young boys and girls graduated this session, and we're so proud of their retained knowledge and leadership skills.

The most recent group of Chicos Superman and Chicas Maravillas at Project Anconcito, Ecuador! 25 young boys and girls graduated this session, and we're so proud of their retained knowledge and leadership skills.

 Our Orphans and Vulnerable Children finished another year of health and living fully... and they're growing up so fast!

Our Orphans and Vulnerable Children finished another year of health and living fully... and they're growing up so fast!

Growth for the sake of growth does not align with our mission. Before establishing project sites abroad, we assess the level of needs and the level of community interest for our organization's support. Our grassroots structure requires a high level of participation from the communities with whom we work. We're able to grow sustainably through continued dialogue with community leaders and careful consideration of the condition of the populations we serve.

 Our partners at the Denver School of Nursing helped implement sustainable programs at Project Kodaikanal, India this month. Between activities, Professor Diane Ream helped the kids grow (finger) mustaches!

Our partners at the Denver School of Nursing helped implement sustainable programs at Project Kodaikanal, India this month. Between activities, Professor Diane Ream helped the kids grow (finger) mustaches!

All of that said, we cannot grow alone. We are powered and sustained by our generous volunteers. We look forward to working with service volunteers in 2018, both new and returning members of the FIMRC family. We encourage all FIMRC alumni to consider continuing their involvement with us abroad, and to spread the word on how their loved ones can also participate!

 

For more information on how YOU can help further our mission abroad in 2018, click below: