Carolina Honduras Health Foundation
Since 1995 CHHF has been providing medical, dental and ophthalmic care for the poor in Honduras.
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A week before I saw that little boy almost dying (and I can tell you that if we were not in the clinic that day he would be dead because nobody else was going to help that poor baby and family) and that day he came into my house saying…… Read More
Simply stated, you are there when needed. People living in remote villages in Honduras cannot afford health care. They rely on your generosity to provide medications, vitamins, primary and sometimes emergency care, and medical referrals. They feel blessed to know you are a willing partner…… Read More
You may have seen recent articles about the political unrest. Canadian lawyer and journalist Dimitri Lascaris, who was in Honduras with a delegation of university academics, points out that under the current Honduran government spending on health care has plummeted. With nearly 70 percent of the people living in poverty, the country is now in a medical crisis…… Read More
Yeri is 24 years of age, unemployed and living with her elderly mother, also unemployed. She is trying to care for her mother and her two children; Anitza (2 months) and Alvarez (4 years). Your donations have enabled Yeri to receive needed medicine and food for the children……. Read More
You are the reason Nelson and his doctor are smiling. Your act of kindness allowed his mother, thousands of miles away, the peace of mind that her ill child would receive the life-saving medication he needed. Through your support Nelson is now well and happy. Words cannot express how grateful I am for you and for what you do. Thank you very much…… Read More
Having a difficult time catching your breath is scary. Watching your child have a tough time breathing is gut wrenching. More than ever patients, especially children, are coming to our clinic needing treatments for respiratory issues. Asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia are life-threatening if the patient doesn’t get the medicine they need in time…… Read More
Last fall 44-year-old Maria came with 6 in her family to our remote clinic in Rio Miel, hoping against hope for medical care otherwise unavailable. Maria is poor and could not afford the bus fare to take the 6 children, ages 2 to 12, to the city for a doctor’s appointment, the payment for the doctor, or the cost of needed medicines….. Read More
Darwin is eight years old. He has a chronic, life-long illness called Sickle Cell Anemia. The disease is painful and life-threatening without medication and monitoring by specialists. Without medication, Darwin gets so tired he cannot play soccer—his favorite sport….Read More
Many people desperately need a supply of their medication that will last them during the time the clinic is closed. People rely on the Limon clinic for their medical care, especially those with high blood pressure and diabetes. Patients need to take their medicine every single day…Read More
During the summer in Honduras, the heat is unbearable. Many people are out working in the fields all day. Children are running and playing under the hot sun. People in the rural villages in Honduras don’t always have enough clean water to stay hydrated…Read More
Sesley and her mother walked to the clinic. When they arrived, Sesley was so weak and dehydrated that she collapsed. She was vomiting because parasites had blocked her small intestine. Our clinic could not treat this problem; an IV was initiated and soon she was sent by ambulance to the hospital…Read More
Did you know that last year over 12,000 people came to our clinics and took the first step towards restoring their health and recovering from illness or injury? That is 12,000 people who were able to go back to work providing for their families, caring for their kids, or kids that were able to continue their education – sometimes walking many miles to get the help they need…Read More
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Your Charitable Donation Saves Lives
Our volunteers pay for their own travel and shared team expenses on mission trips. Your donations help maintain the facilities and equipment and help to fund other programs in support of Honduran families such as the Education Program, Recycling Program, Community Development, and the Patient Medical Referral Program.
I am grateful for the care that CHHF takes of the teams. The new porch fans, the new rocking chairs, the consistently hot showers are luxuries that are so wonderful at the end of a long day’s work. I think we made a big difference in one of my patients’ lives. She presented with deep bruising under her eyes and I became concerned. I asked Susan to see her, and we found that she had been falling at least once a month. On further questioning, she admitted to having seizures and the dose of her seizure med had never been changed. We were able to add another medication to help bring the seizures under better control. That was a good feeling, to have helped her.
Carolina Honduras Health Foundation is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.
Our Federal Identification Number is 57-1023037. Main Address: PO Box 528, Barnwell, SC 29812, USA.