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Setting up the clinic

By Laura Sumner Coon A large white semitrailer sits under the searing Guatmalan sun  on a dried patch of earth in the  corner of “the Ranch.” After one of the first...

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Back on the ranch

By Laura Sumner Coon There is nothing like a hammock and cold beer after a very long day of travel. So,  after staying awake for more than 24 hours for some of the Guatemala Medical Resources Partnership Advance Team,  Nery’s watering hole was the long-awaited...

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A Rustic Wisconsin Holiday

Celebrate the holidays with a giving spirit that will benefit three nonprofit charities! A RUSTIC WISCONSIN HOLIDAY has two great features: AN EXQUISITE DINNER WITH A PURPOSE, featuring a holiday feast created and prepared by MasterChef Contestant Katrina and MADE IN...

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2014 Continuing Care Project Report

The Thiensville Mequon Rotary Clubs established the Guatemala Medical Resources Partnership (GMRP) in 2005 to help the people living in the Department of Santa Rosa, a remote area of the country, who did not have access to adequate health care.

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Lasting Care

Promoting tooth protection Oliveros, Guatemala - This marks the tenth year that Rotary clubs from around Wisconsin have sponsored the Guatemala Medical Resources Partnership. The Rotary Club of Racine Downtown is participating in the project for the first...

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Flory’s Story

Flory bridges the gap for patients Oliveros, Guatemala - Nearly every hour, someone on the Guatemala Medical Resources Partnership team was in search of Floridalma Quintanilla, the new continued care coordinator of the group. It was Saturday, and Judy Newton was...

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Continuing Care – Extending the GMRP Reach

Making the essential connection for continued care La Antigua, Guatemala - One of the most difficult elements of any civic organization’s overseas missions is to ensure that the effort is sustainable. Over the decades of Rotary international projects, this one...

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Allison’s Story

Baby Blanca visits on her first birthday Oliveros, Guatemala  - When she first visited Oliveros last year, 29-year-old Allison Hardin did not anticipate leaving such a treasure behind. On Sunday, January 19, 2014 -- a year to the day later -- she had a tearful, joyful...

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On the ground with GMRP

Guatemala - They waited in the relative shade of the concrete school wall while the glaring sun sent the temperature of Oliveros soaring into the high 90's. They were not alone, this tiny family of three -- a petite mother and her two children. People from neighboring...

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Introducing GMRP Video

The Guatemala Medical Relief Partnership began in 2003 with the vision of a Rotarian from Wisconsin to provide general/basic medical care to people who couldn't otherwise receive care. Positioned in Oliveros, Santa Rosa, Guatemala a team of around 40 individuals...

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What is GMRP

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation,...

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Kico’s Story

Madison Rotarian brings medical service to his homeland Guatemala City, Guatemala - A tired and disheveled medical team of about 30 people shuffles off the United Airlines flight from O'Hare International Airport to the baggage claim area. As they pull the 20 bags of...

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