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Public Health Clinics

Manos de la Caridad, conducts medical clinics to promote health and wellness. We work in collaboration with the people of Peru to advance medical treatments and provide medical expertise between United States and Peruvian healthcare professionals.

Public Health Services in 2012

In 2012 we were able to conduct clinics at two locations. The team was able to assess and administer care for 875 people. It was a successful mission. Below are some comments from this years team members. We would like to thank everyone especially our families and friends in Chimbote for making this a great experience. – The 2012 Team –

This was a great experience and I hope to come back next year after graduation when I have a real job. Delivering beds was really fun and you could tell that people were really happy leaving the clinic even if all they got was some Tylenol. The group worked together really well as a team. I would definitely do this again, and recommend it to the classes behind me. – Gabe –

Working with the people of Chimbote was an amazing experience that words and pictures could never fully describe. I have never felt so welcome to a community, let alone a place where I could hardly communicate. Most people waited patiently at the clinic for hours in order to receive a few vitamins or pain relievers, and were overjoyed to receive a simple check-up for their babies and children. I can not wait to go back next year! – Nicole -

One of the comments that hit on the mark for me was from Helen.
“Every year I do this, I know that we have saved lives.” – Helen –

I had a great experience. I loved the interaction with the kids, they appreciated the little things in life. – Jerry –

I loved the mission clinic. This is the one aspect of the mission experience that I was most excited about. It was everything that I hoped it would be. My only regret was that I was unable to speak more with my patients. The next time I come I would like to dramatically increase my fluency. – McKenzie –

This experience was AMAZING and I would love to go back and with more experience because I can do my homework with all the kinds of illness’ and medication options. This definately made me want to devote more of my life to people less fortunate and try to give as much as I can. I was not only touched by these people but learned the meaning to life and to appreciate what we have here at home in the USA. – Mariana –

Public Health Services in 2011

Our clinical days were busy. We conducted both morning and afternoon sessions. Our clients were many, and formed lines which reached around our building.

This year the medical group visited with many women and children. The group was able to treat more than 1200 people. We conducted two clinics allowing us in two locations to meet the needs of the people, and work efficiently to service as many people as possible.

As a team we were able to purchase 17 beds, finish building a home, assist two students in continuing their studies at the University and help one student to finish high school. In clinics, we treated more than twelve hundred and were able to provide much needed medication.

We were able to do so much in 10 days that we are blessed to be able to report, we made an impact in Chimbote, and Chimbote, made an impact on us.

We would like to thank all, for the generous support this year’s medical mission group received from friends, family members, and co-workers who raised funds to provide the poorest of the poor assistance in Chimbote Peru.

Thank you is never enough. …but gracias can go a long way…

Manos de la Caridad, is fiscally sponsored by “The Jordan Area Food Shelf.” Manos de la Caridad will seek its own tax exempt status as it is fiscally able. Until that time, all tax deductible donations are managed though our fiscal agent and all donations to Manos de la Caridad, are tax exempt.

To find out more about Manos de la Caridad, please contact Tanya or Eric at (612) 465-9725.

Our Featured Educational Video Series

The Following videos are from the series "Prevención de la Enfermedad Ver. 2.0" issue.
("Prevention of Disease Ver. 2.0")

"Lavado de Manos"
(Hand Washing)

"Aislamiento cuando la gente está enferma"
(Isolation when people are Sick)

For additional educational videos or information please visit or education program page located here.

Support Manos de la Caridad

Manos de la Caridad, is fiscally sponsored by "The Jordan Area Food Shelf." Manos de la Caridad will seek its own tax exempt status as it is fiscally able. Until that time, all tax deductible donations are managed though our fiscal agent and all donations to Manos de la Caridad, are tax exempt.

To find out more about Manos de la Caridad, please contact Tanya or Eric at (612) 465-9725.

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

More News

02/01/2012 A Message from our Executive Director

This year’s trip was a very emotional and eye opening experience for myself and the rest of our group.
The women and children were coming for medical reasons, but also many came for a glass of water. When a mother comes with their child and the child has not had water for two days, and we offer a glass of water, it breaks my heart as a mother to know the difficultly in helping your child to meet the basic needs of survival.
For many, water comes from a contaminated river they wash clothes, cook with, and bath in. Many of the people would purchase drinking water if they were able to afford it. Many can not and can not go without. They drink what they have. Please help us to support them on future missions.


02-03-11 Manos de la Caridad, would like to welcome back Tanya, our "Executive Director," who has just returned from a week mission in Arequipa, Peru. Tanya, assisted the San Francisco De Asis Sonrisa Program. Tanya, worked with children in post op care and educated families on care instructions for their children after surgery.

This trip also allowed Manos de la Caridad, to introduce its first educational video set. The set was created for the Peruvian culture and contained education on cleft lip and palate care and treatment after surgery. The families of the patients were most grateful for the education. The doctors were excited for the educational opportunities that could benefit the many children and families, who needed education after cleft lip and palate surgery. The video sets were used in Arequipa, as well as Lima, for over 100 patients. Great job Tanya and welcome back!

5K Fun Walk/Run

October 2010 Manos de la Caridad, would like to thank everyone for coming out to the 5K fun walk/run on Saturday. A big thank you to the supporters: CertainTeed, (Tammy you're the Best), Jeff and Beth from Total Health, Charity Warriors, our fiscal sponsor The Jordan Area Food Shelf, Phil Berbig the magic man on guitar... Frank the Master Grill Man... Nichole and all the volunteers who worked so hard making this happen. And special Thx to Kari and her team... Christine and the twins... and Dylan who lead the 5K Charge! You're all a blessing...