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Crowdfunder: Racing the seasons to get a roof built for Honduran medical center

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Campaign: Raise the Roof in Honduras

Helping build community-based healthcare in one of the most remote, rural and poor areas of Honduras has been the focus of CHIMES, California Honduras Institute for Medical and Educational Support since 2005. Their volunteers assisted the Garifuna community in building the first-ever out-patient facility in the region, the Ciriboya Medical Center.

The community-based center empowers the community, particularly women, in addition to providing previously non-existent health services for the poor.

In 2013, Dr. Luther Harry began construction of two more buildings at the center; a Birthing Center and a Surgery Center. The Surgery Center construction is furthest along. It is in urgent need of a roof, before the rainy season in October.

To build the roof, $12,500 must be raised in the next 40 days for supplies and labor to put the roof on the Surgery Center.

Donations are an essential part the continuing transformative changes in the Garifuna community’s physical and emotional strength as a result of the center’s work.

If the campaign’s goal is not reached, CHIMES will prioritize protecting the structure from the heavy rains of fall and winter.

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