Delivering Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.

Peru Clinic

KEEP THIS PERU CLINIC CARING FOR THE POOR

A Clinic Centered in Christ and the Slums

This life-affirming, life-transforming ministry needs your support to continue caring for the poor. This clinic cannot operate without help from compassionate Catholics like you!

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This Clinic is Their Lifeline

The desperately poor children and families of this Peru slum have put their trust in Our Lady of Charity Medical Clinic to meet their health care needs.

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This Matching Gift Opportunity has been made possible thanks to the open hearts of our generous benefactors, Bob & Katie. "We were really moved by the photos from the Solidarity in Action Clinic. It looks so barren there. The people, especially the children, cried out to us for help. Giving to this mission is our way of answering Jesus’ commandment to do for the least of these. We have the opportunity to make a difference, and it’s a blessing to us to be able to give." – Bob & Katie

The Need in this slum of Lima, Peru:
To live in Minas 2000 – one of the many slums sprawled across the outskirts of Lima, Peru – is to live without hope. The landscape in all directions is dust, rocks, pigsties, dirt roads, perilous hillside slopes and the makeshift shanties of the destitute. It very rarely rains and there is no running water. When someone gets sick, their habit is to simply wait it out. They have no money to pay a doctor, and they know they won't get the help they need at an overcrowded, understaffed public hospital where patients are often placed on waiting lists for years.

A Clinic Caring for the Whole Person:
Children walking to clinic This faith-based project draws its inspiration from the neighborly love commanded by Christ. The health workers seek the wellness of the whole person – physically and also spiritually. They recognize that the needs of the people are multi-dimensional. Domestic violence and dysfunctional family relationships cannot be ignored any more than an infectious disease. The clinic psychologist helps patients work through heartbreaking personal struggles, overcome despair and embrace their dignity as human beings created in God's image. This is an evangelistic effort, bringing Christ's Church to a desolate land and welcoming the poor into the arms of a loving God.

More about this Program:
The small clinic includes a doctor's office, examination room and pharmacy and is staffed by one doctor, two nurses, two pharmacists and a psychologist. More often than not, the staff can be found walking about the neighborhood, visiting the sick in their homes, praying for the bedridden and raising health awareness.

Solidarity in Action, a Latin American association of lay Catholics, has taken notice of the health needs in the Minas 2000 slum and is relying on Cross Catholic Outreach to help make a difference. In 2007, with help from Cross Catholic Outreach, Solidarity in Action opened Our Lady of Charity Medical Clinic in the Minas 2000 shantytown. By locating the clinic directly within the slum, they've made it possible for poor patients who have no vehicle or money for a taxi to simply walk in at a moment's notice. All medical services, such as vaccinations, general consultations and prenatal care, are provided at a token fee for those who can afford it, or free for those who cannot. Each day, mothers who would never have considered traveling to the city for a routine health exam bring their children to Our Lady of Charity be weighed and measured to ensure proper nutrition.

Each and every patient is a neighbor in need – a neighbor Christ tells us to love as we love ourselves. Won't you show that love today to our destitute brothers and sisters in Peru by supporting Our Lady of Charity Medical Clinic?

*This matching gift opportunity will be applied to the first $3,000 donated to this campaign. Help unlock this matching gift today!

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for Our Lady of Charity Medical Clinic incurred through June 30, 2018, the close of our ministry's new fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.

Cross Catholic Outreach

2700 N. Military Trail, Suite 240

PO Box 273908

Boca Raton, Florida 33427-3908

800-914-2420

Cross Catholic Outreach is a 501c3

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