Since our first medical mission in 2002, the Cascade Medical Team has treated over 22,700 Guatemalans!
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November Stover Team 2018 #2122
120 Homes received ONIL Wood Stoves and Water Filters
Impacting 960 people
Saving 1440 trees per year
18,720 hours saved for women in each home per year
The Community Development Team will return to Guatemala November 2-10, 2019. The project number is 2222.
Stovembers – November, 2018 Stove Team
Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala — 24th CMT Mission
Medical #2103 (Grand total: 1117 patients)
Surgery Total: 77
General: 65 (15 were Cholecystectomies)
Clinic Total: 1117
Eye Exams: 281
Outreach Clinic Total: 510
Community Development Project #2113
ONIL Stove/Water Filters installations: 156
Plus 1 Elementary School received ONIL Industrial Stove and 8 Water Filters
1872 Trees will be saved annually for the life of the stove
24,336 Hours redeemed annually for the women in the household
46 Midwives received education, materials, and ONIL water filters
- 120 homes with stoves and water purification systems
- At least 720 individuals now have safe, energy efficient cook stoves and safe, clean drinking water
- The stoves will save at least 1440 trees per year for the life of the stove which should save over 11,500 trees
- The stoves have given the women of the homes AT LEAST 3 hours per week due to the efficiency of the stoves, allowing them additional time for weaving or other work that helps the economics of the family
The Community Development Team will return to Guatemala November 3-11, 2018. The project number is 2122. The team will be named April 1st, 2018. To apply fill out the online application.Stovembers – November, 2017 Stove Team
96 stoves and water filters installed to impact the lives of 480 Guatemalans, based on the average household of 5 people.
We saved 1,152 trees per year for the life of the stove. (1 tree per home per month per year)
We have given the women 3 hours in her week due to the efficiency of the stove for a total of 14,976 hours per year for the life of the stove.
San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala — 20th CMT Mission
Community Development Team
12 person stove team
88 ONIL 2-Stove Combos with water filters
1 school with 86 students and 11 staff received an institutional stove and eight water filters.
Over a year, this project will impact over 800 people while saving 1,056 trees.
The women in the community will save over 13,700 hours of labor per year.
20 new midwives were instructed and given supply kits
Served over 3400 meals! BUEN PROVECHO!!
Surgeries total: 109
Clinic total: 1,464
Onsite Clinic: 882 patients
Outreach Clinic: 582 patients
Total Patients served: 1,573
Cerro de Oro
Xejoyu (shay who you)
Santa Catarina Palopo
80 homes with stove combinations and water filters
1 school in Santa Catarina with 8 water filters
1 school in Xejoyu with a multipurpose stove
80 homes x 7 people per household (average) = 560 people impacted with safe cooking stoves and clean drinking water
plus over 100 students and teachers
stoves save 1 tree per month while in use: 80 trees x 12 months = 960 trees saved per year
women save an average of 3 hours per week due to the efficiency of the stove: 3 x 80 = 240 hours per week x 52 weeks = 12,480 hours saved per year to weave, create jewelry or craft to become economic contributors to their household.
Intervida, Santa Lucia, Guatemala — 18th CMT Mission
CDT (Community Development Team), 12 person stove team
81 ONIL 2-Stove Combos with water filters
1 school in Xepol with a Multi-Functional Stove and 8 water filters
Over a year, this project will impact over 1310 people while saving 972 trees. The women will save 21 hours per week while stoves are in use.
10 new midwives were instructed and given supply kits
Served over 3400 meals! BUEN PROVECHO!!
Total Patients served: 1,222
General exams- 262
Total: 643 patients
General (hernias, gall bladders etc.) 45
OB/GYN (hysterectomies, tubal ligation etc.) 20
Eye (cataracts etc.) 24
Served over 2700 meals
Community Development Projects:
2 Communities: Barraneché & Xaja Xac
130 ONIL stoves (indoor “Plancha” and outdoor “Nixtamala”)
65 ONIL Water filters
1 elementary school:
1 institutional stove and 8 water filters
Impacts 220 students and 13 staff
The Community Development Projects team impacted approx. 818 Guatemalans (9 per household) and saved 780 trees/year.
The head females in the 65 homes will gain 1277 of productive hours dedicated to other activities besides hauling and cutting wood and cooking over open fires.
Stove Team (Community Development Projects)
70 ONIL stove combos (inside and outside stoves=140!)
70 ONIL Water filters in homes
(estimated per year of stove use, this impacts approx. 560 family members and saves about 852 trees and 1095 hours per home of labor cutting and hauling wood!)
Plus: 1 institutional stove and 8 water filters in an elementary school of 300 students
served about 2500 meals!! Bueno Provecho!
12 midwives received training and supplies
General-45 (mostly hernias, gall bladder, breast masses etc)
OB/GYN-13 (mostly hysterectomies, tubal ligation, La Forte etc)
Plastic-35 (burn scar revisions, lipomas, removal of disfiguring growths/lesions/cysts, syndactylies, cleft lip revisions etc.
It’s all UTZ!!
Clinic: 1072 patients
Surgery: 106 cases
Meals served: 2736
63 homes total:
63 ONIL inside stoves (Planchas)
56 Nixtamal ONIL stoves (outside)
7 Retained heat cookers)
63 ONIL Water filters
1 school institutional stove plus an ONIL Plancha stove
and 5 ONIL water filters Another small school that received 4 ONIL water filters (later will receive an ONIL stove)
19 new comadronas received 2 days of instruction plus backpacks with supplies
Stove/Construction/Community Development Team (CDT)
70 ONIL 2-Stove Combos (inside and outside stoves)
70 ONIL Water Filters
1 Institutional Stove in Elementary School plus 5 Water Filters and school supplies
5 Water Filters in another Elementary School and school supplies
Communities: Nahuala, Santa Lucía, Argueta
ONIL Stove Combo costs us $180 each & ONIL Water Filter costs us $50 each
Culinary Crew served 2,260+ meals
Comadrona (midwife) Project
Instructed and supplied materials to 11 new and 15 returning comadronas
Clinic Total= 864
CLINIC & TRIAGE
Dental (Winter Team only): 178
Surgeries Total: 147
Gall Bladders: 13
Miscellaneous General: 38 (breast masses, lypomas, etc.)
CONSTRUCTION TEAM (Now referred to as the Community Development Team, CDT)
ONIL 2-Stove combos: 106
ONIL Water Filters: 106
2 Institutional stove in elementary school
10 Water filters in school classrooms
COMADRONA PROJECT – Midwife Program (Winter Team only)
12 new comadronas introduced to program
3470 meals served!