Catalyzing USA Teams to Serve Belize-Offering a Web Site for Teams to Share and Collaborate – Trips, Future Trips, Blogs and More…
Belize, formerly British Honduras, is a country with 320,000 residents in Central America. A two hour plane ride from the U.S. border, this land is rich in beauty and attractive to tourists the world over. The people of Belize are proud of their rich history and culture and are extremely pleasant partners. Belizeans desire and welcome the support and partnership of others who can help them build better systems through their own government, churches, and civic organizations. Some of the most dire partnership needs currently being requested include medical specialists not affordable in a country of their small population base and per capita income. The ultimate goal of all these partnerships is to help Belizeans to grow to the place of self sufficiency. The government of Belize has requested that this partnership would continue. See upcoming trips tab above.
Belize Golf Outing Monday October 16th 2017
2017 Tuesday Final Day in the Field
2017 Monday Surgeries and Patchakan Village
2017 Sunday in Progresso and Power Outage at Hospital
2017 ENT/PLastics and Villages First Surgeries and Village
2017 ENT/Plastic and Village Medical Team Arrives
2017 February Hernia Team finishes Case 20
February 2017 Team finishes on Tuesday getting ready…
2017 February Hernia Team goes into Monday
2017 February Hernia Team Starts Second Surgery Day
Started by volunteers over ten years ago, teams have grown from 36 per year to over 190 participants in 2016.
The northern end of Belize is specifically an area under-serviced by other such partnerships or visiting teams. It is a land of sugar cane fields, cattle flatlands and papaya groves.
Commitment & Strategy
Partner teams are encouraged to make a long term commitment to stay with and visit their villages and medical facilities on at least an annual basis. Idealy, they would partner to help and equip them where possible for their year round programs. The current strategy is for short trips to bring training as well as medical and material aide, housing, and children’s ministry to 50 northern Belize villages on an annual basis. Currently 12 villages are being serviced.