VOSH Clinic

VOSH Clinic

VOSH Colorado help more than 900 people in Malingua Pamba Ecuador in April's trip.

Vision Tests

Vision Tests

Starting the vision test.

Malingua Dog

Malingua Dog

This dog is making sure that things run smoot

Amy Miller

Amy Miller

Amy, CELM's Vision Clinic coordinator doing the initial vision test.

Voluntarios de VOSH

Voluntarios de VOSH

Issuing prescription glasses - WOW - I can see!

Saludo de mano

Saludo de mano

The people are grateful.

Checando los ojos

Checando los ojos

Ecuadorian eye doctor checking this boys eyes while mom watches.

Checando los ojos

Checando los ojos

USA Eye doctor checking this man's eyes.

Gente de Malingua

Gente de Malingua

In three days, over 900 people were examined by our team of USA & EC eye doctors.

Transporte

Transporte

Paulino organized transportation for people in the entire canton of Sighs.

Examinación de ojo

Examinación de ojo

Now the adults are getting eyes examined.

VOSH

VOSH

VOSH brought sunglasses to help prevent sun scalding issues

Gente de otras comunidades

Gente de otras comunidades

People were transported in from the communities of Pucará, Guantugloma, Cuadra Pamba, Quinta Tunguiche, El Salado, & Isinliví.

Voluntarios de VOSH & CELM

Voluntarios de VOSH & CELM

Charlie, Airline Ambassador pilot on his second visit to Malingua is helping coordinate the appointments.

Personas esperando

Personas esperando

Women enjoying a chat while waiting their turn.

Broncos in Malingua!

Broncos in Malingua!

One of the VOSH doctors galloping on a wild horse ... or maybe a Bronco cheerleader?!

Comida tradicional

Comida tradicional

A traditions meal: melloco, abas, maiz.

VOSH Voluntarios

VOSH Voluntarios

Paige, daughter of Amy also enjoying a romp in between entertaining the kids while they waited their turn.

Doctora

Doctora

Filling out the doctor's form.

Doctora de VOSH

Doctora de VOSH

Everyone gets an opportunity to be examined.

Doctor de VOSH

Doctor de VOSH

Can you see me yet?!

VOSH con un niño de la comunidad

VOSH con un niño de la comunidad

Humph - I'm mystified by my new site!

Persona de la comunidad

Persona de la comunidad

Styling in sunglasses.

Doctor de VOSH

Doctor de VOSH

The doctors are enjoying their work/time with the Kichwa.

Niño y Doctora de VOSH

Niño y Doctora de VOSH

Amy was motivated to coordinate this vision clinic because she noticed Boli having a hard time seeing on her previous visit.

Malingua Pamba

Malingua Pamba

The community of Malingua Pamba alongside the canyon cut by the Rio Toachi in the Andes of Ecuador.

Andes

Andes

From Malingua, a view of the Pucara - the 'sacred' place-made even more so as it is the most fertile area in this region.

VOSH

VOSH

The USA doctors in front a nearby waterfall.

Casa

Casa

A typical adobe house where an entire family will sleep in one room.

VOSH

VOSH

The community spiriting radiated out visually.

VOSH & CELM Volunteers

VOSH & CELM Volunteers

The 12 USA doctors with the Ecuadorian translators and USA translators.

Doctora

Doctora

Checking out whether these glasses will work for this lovely old gentleman.

Saludando

Saludando

This 'great grandmother' is thanking the team for their very valuable help.

Otra fotos de Voluntarios de VOSH

Otra fotos de Voluntarios de VOSH

A photo of "Team VOSH".

Mujer de la Comunidad

Mujer de la Comunidad

This woman brought some eggs (a very valuable protein for the community) as a gift to the doctors.

Personas de la comunidad

Personas de la comunidad

Giving the eye exam to this little boy.

Persona de la comunidad

Persona de la comunidad

Another phase of the exam process.

Doctores de VOSH

Doctores de VOSH

The docs taking a moment for this photo opportunity.

Casa

Casa

One of the few concrete houses.

Personas de la comunidad

Personas de la comunidad

These burros are portaging potatoes.

Sunset

Sunset

Sunset over the canyon.

Volcan Quilotoa

Volcan Quilotoa

Quilotoa, an ancient sunken volcano across the canyon from Malingua Pamba.

Transporte

Transporte

Every driver needs to have basic mechanical skills as the 'gas station' is far away.

Personas de la comunidad

Personas de la comunidad

Alcides Sacatoro and a friend coming to the clinic.

Gente de la comunidad

Gente de la comunidad

People from all around the area (up to 10 miles away) made their way to the Vision Clinic.

Niña & Bebé

Niña & Bebé

Our volunteers organized activities for the children while they waited their turn.

Charlie & Hugo

Charlie & Hugo

Charlie, an Airline Ambassador volunteer, on his second volunteer visit is with his 'shadow' Hugo.

Danza

Danza

The locals prepared a traditional dance as a way of saying thank you to "Team VOSH".

Cocinera

Cocinera

In our overflow hostal, Aurora, a FAB cook preparing a meal for the translators.

Doctoras

Doctoras

The eyeglass distribution site.

Jóvenes del Colegio

Jóvenes del Colegio

Another part of the special program as organized by the high school kids.

Paulino Sacatoro

Paulino Sacatoro

Paulino Sacatoro, both a participant in the clinic as well as the organizer who spread the word to all of the adjacent communities.

Danza tradicional

Danza tradicional

Another phase of the program - utilizing one of their special pack animals, the llama.

Estudiante del Colegio

Estudiante del Colegio

The high school (Colegio La Minga) organized a science demonstration. It was very impressive.

Silvia

Silvia

Preparing food in "Hostal Elvia".

Paige & Charlie

Paige & Charlie

Two returning volunteers who specialized with playing with the kids.

VOSH Volunteer

VOSH Volunteer

Lindsay, a USA volunteer translator and reading specialist.

Amy Miller

Amy Miller

Amy, Centro Educativo La Minga coordinator who worked tirelessly for 1.5 yrs to help coordinate this clinic. She's flying high now.

Hugo Sacatoro

Hugo Sacatoro

Hugo Sacatoro loved being part of the action.

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie is jumping for joy to be back in the Andes and helping the Kichwa.

Niños del Colegio

Niños del Colegio

The kindergarten children being escorted back to their homes at the end of a school day.

Voluntarios

Voluntarios

Lindsay, Mauro (one of our university students who is about to graduate in EcoTourism) and Charlie.

VOSH Colorado

VOSH Colorado

Many thanks to this fabulous group of "VOSH" doctors - both from the USA and Quito

Niño feliz

Niño feliz

The sparkle in his eye speaks volumes - He can see now. THANK YOU VOSH!

​​Centro Educativo La Minga, Inc. is a Non-Profit, tax deductible organization.

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