Hands of Healing, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3, which provides medical, dental and vision care to the indigent Mayans of Guatemala. This country has the highest malnutrition rate in Latin America and is considered the 4th malnourished country in the world.
We partner with an in-country non-profit organization whose main concern involves education, nutrition, health and shelter for the Mayan population.
For recipients of health care services, our temporary health clinics have provided medical diagnostic tests and treatments that were otherwise unavailable. Most have never been seen by a health care professional or dentist. The relief obtained by pulling an infected or badly decayed tooth is immeasurable. Many who have received glasses can actually see to sew, weave, or read for the first time in their lives. The smiles brought by the gift of sight are incredible.
Hands of Healing changes lives, yet the value of these experiences is not felt exclusively by the patients. We do not enter their country with an attitude of only "giving to them". Subtle lessons are learned each day by each of us as we connect with individuals who give to us more than they can imagine. Each trip is unique and changes each of us, no matter how often we visit. Often a connection between two different cultures is seen in a smile, felt in a hug, or by touching each other's hearts on some level of humanness. In learning about their world, we are all changed from within.
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Hands of Healing Medical Mission is a not for profit organization that needs and appreciates the financial support of sponsors. 100% of your donations go directly to offset the cost of medications and supplies. Hands of Healing is a 501.c.3 registered non-profit organization. EIN 26-4516117