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Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve

Guatemala

Lodging

Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve

Project #1

Laguna Community Care promotes the rights and interests of the underprivileged in the Mayan community of Santa Cruz. By providing medical support and education we add meaning and value to their lives so they can meet their full potential. Laguna Lodge uses its fully indigenous staff as a liaison with the local Maya Kaqchikel. Through our sustainable care alliance we provide medical aid for a variety of illness to local people who do not have the knowledge, social skills or money to be able to help themselves get out of pain. We ask skilled professionals to donate appointments and treatments or provide them at a reduced rate. We also trade stays at Laguna Lodge where possible in return for medical treatments or education tools which have been donated.

Needs

Specifically for Children:
Weighing scales

Surgical:
Crepe bandages, Dressings

Miscellaneous:
Bed linens, Pillows, Sanitary napkins, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Towels

General Medical:
Ace bandages, Band-Aids, Blood pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer), Blood sugar machines and strips, First-Aid kits, Gauze, Hot pack, Ice/cold pack, Pen-torches / flashlights, Pregnancy testing kits, Scissors, Small scissors, Tweezers

Medications:
(Please no past expiration date), Albuterol inhalers, Alcohol gel, Antibacterial ointment, Antibiotics, Anti-diarrhea medication, Antifungal cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Asprin (low-dose), Burn cream, Cefalexin, Cefuroxime (any cephalosporin), Co-Amoxiclav (Augmentin), Cough treatments, Ear drops, Eye drops, First aid spray, Flucloxacillin, Hydrocortisone cream, Ibuprofen, Magnesium sulfate paste, Metronidazole (Flagyl), Paracetamol, Permethrin (scabies cream), Vitamins, Zinc tablets

Project #2

Laguna Community Care provides aid for education and nutritional support for students from families with little funds. The school serves twenty students ages 6 to 16.

Needs

School Supplies:
Book bags, Chalk, Colored construction paper, Colored pencils, Compasses, Craft scissors, Crayons, Dry erase markers, Erasers, Glue sticks, Handheld pencil sharpeners, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil cases/bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar calculators, Watercolor paints and paint brushes, Other

Reference Materials:
English, Spanish

Flash Cards:
English, Spanish

Wall Charts:
English, Spanish, Human body educational wall charts, Language educational wall charts, Math educational wall charts, Science educational wall charts, World maps

Text/Reading Books:
English, Spanish, Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology Textbooks, Exercise Books, General Science Textbooks, Health Textbooks, Language/Grammar Textbooks, Math Textbooks

Computer Hardware:
Flash drives/memory sticks, Working laptops, USB cables

Games/Toys:
Chess sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed animals/soft toys, Puzzles

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation pumps, Jump ropes, Netball/basketballs, Soccer balls, Team uniforms/kits for soccer, Tennis balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or gently used children's clothing, New or gently used children's shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, Tampons

All the needs are current as of April 23, 2014
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you bring for them.