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Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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MEDLIFE is a non-profit that works with the community to organize mobile health clinics and fund community development projects in the asentamientos of Lima, Peru. UCB MEDLIFE is a branch of the bigger non-profit that is based in UC Berkeley and we work providing MEDLIFE with culturally sensitive volunteers by requiring that our students take a course prior to their volunteer trip in Peru.

We have been an established chapter for 8 years on the UC Berkeley chapter. Each year we aim to send 20-30 students on a two week long service trip to el Cono Sur de Lima, Peru. We have recognized that two weeks is no sustainable; however, something that makes our chapter different from many other MEDLIFE chapters and global brigades chapters in general is our consistent presence in Lima. We hold a class that meets once a week to guide our students to be culturally sensitive when entering marginalized spaces, we also discuss global health issues prevalent in Lima, and teach them basic conversations and medical Spanish.

This is unique to our chapter as we believe that in order to achieve sustainable solutions to combat global poverty, we must have well-informed, open minded individuals enter the space; and we continue to go to Lima, Peru ever year to combat the label of being a 'voluntourist'. The volunteers have to pay a program fee. The breakdown of the program fee is around 30% goes to the volunteer’s living accommodations while they are in Lima and the other 70% goes to fund the clinics and community development projects. In the past MEDLIFE has raised funds to build a wawawasi (daycare center) in the community of Union Santa Fe, a water pylon and many staircases in the hills of Pamplona Alta. Will you support UCB MEDLIFE and help us send students to peru by making a gift today?

On top of paying for the program fee, the students must also pay for their own travel. We as a chapter like to send students who are motivated and passionate about serving the underserved but most of the time these individuals come from margnalized communities themselves and do not have the financial means to afford both the program fee and the trip. Therefore, we are looking to fundraise enough money to help cover the cost of a few 4-5 student’s travel expenses students on these trips that they would otherwise not be able to attend. Can we count on your support today?

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Shout out on our social media!

Thank you for the donation! Any amount helps us reach out goal! You will get a shout out on our FB, Instagram and Twitter accounts!

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Handwritten thank you note!

Thank you so much for your donation! We believe everyone should have the choice to live a healthy life and with your help will help improve the quality of education for our future health care providers!

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Estimated Delivery: May 2018


Chat with our students!

Thank you for your donation! You will get to have a video call with a few of the students going on the trip this year where they can tell you more about their upcoming experience!

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Get a shout out at our 5K run!

Thank you for the donation! Every year we host a 5K Run/ 3K Walk to fundraise for our upcoming projects. At the end of the race, we will have booths set up and will acknowledge all of the people that have contributed our funds, this could be you!

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Come visit our class!

Thank you for your generosity! We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us in one of our remaining class sessions. Come learn a little more about Peruvian culture and maybe even get a know a few Spanish phrases!

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Join us for our next meeting!

Thank you for the donation! We would like to extend an invitation to our next business chapter meeting. You will get to experience our decision making process and see what it is like to run an organization like ours!

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