Clinica Esperanza is a non profit medical clinic located in Sandy Bay, Roatan and provides low or no cost medical care to over 26,000 people annually. Their services include adult, diabetic, women’s health, pediatrics, dentistry, laboratory, and pharmacy, which provides medications at no cost to patients. The Clinica Esperanza staff works through it’s promotora program to educate and to improve the health of those in the surrounding communities.
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Swabs/Wipes, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’) – Digital, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, Gauze, Needles, Respiratory Masks, Spacers for Asthmatic Patients, Splints, Thermometers (Digital), Tongue Depressors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Urinary Catheter, and Urine Dipsticks
Fetal Doppler, Opthalmoscope, Otoscope, and Oxygen Concentrator
Crepe Bandages, Dressings, and Surgical Gloves
Nylon 1, Silk 2/0 (or any non-absorbable equivalent for skin, such as Ethilon), Vicryl 2/0 (or Chromic 2/0), Vicryl 1, and Vicryl 0 (or Chromic 0)
5 ml and 10ml Syringes
Pregnancy Testing Kits
*Antibiotic Ointments and *Multivitamin Tablets (Adult)
Albuterol Inhalers, *Alcohol Gel, Antibacterial Ointment, Antibiotics, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, *Antifungal Cream, *Antihistamine, Asprin (Low-Dose), Burn Cream, Cefalexin, Cefuroxime (any Cephalosporin), Co-Amoxiclav (Augmentin), *Cough/Cold Treatments, Eye Drops, Folic Acid, Hydrocortisone Cream, *Ibuprofen, Metronidazole (Flagyl), Paracetamol, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), and Vitamins
Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Soap, Child O2 Sat Probes, Cloth Diapers and Clips, Infant Formula Milk (Seal Intact), Newborn Clothes (Very Useful), and Pulse Oximeter
Familias Saludables is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization devoted to fighting the AIDS epidemic on Roatan and the Bay Islands. Our major focus is on reducing the incidence of mother-to-child transmission of the virus both at birth and via breast milk. We run testing clinics for pregnant women, assign trained home visitors for mothers living with HIV/AIDS, provide education to the public, provide palliative training services and, when available, we provide infant formula, medications, and a host of supplies to support families struggling to cope with this disease. In addition, we fund and organize a school for children here in the local community, many of whom have been part of our program’s success. Our greatest need is for formula and school supplies/support for local families. Any items you can bring are greatly needed and will bless the lives of families here on the island.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Compasses, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English, Spanish) Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English, Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English, Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English, Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math (All for Grades 1 through 10)
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Plastic Cones for Goals, and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Baby and Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids,Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves,Powdered Infant Formula (even a little expired is fine), and Vaseline
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Scissors, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Paint Brushes,and Zippers
Sandy Bay Lighthouse Ministries is a facility that provides “family” type shelter, care, and education for children of Roatan who have been removed from their homes by the authorities out of concern for their welfare. For some children the placement is temporary, for others it may be long term. They provide stability and direction for these children as they grow and mature so that one day they will become productive citizens of Honduras, and confident in their purpose in life.
General School Supplies:
Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, and Glue Sticks
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Netball/Basketballs and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and New Underwear
*Bars of Soap, Combs, *Deodorant, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Multivitamin Tablets, Sanitary Napkins, *Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
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 take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.