The Roberto Clemente III Clinic at Gran Pacifica was built by many collaborators to benefit the people and families surrounding our community in Villa el Carmen Municipality. This Municipality is rural and large, with medical services difficult to access.
The Clinic was built in 2016 and has been utilized by medical and dental missions providing services such as teaching parents how to work with differently abled children, providing much needed dental services, screening sugar cane workers for kidney problems, treating dehydration, and providing women’s health.
Ace Bandages, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Digital Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), First Aid Kits, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, Respiratory Masks, Small Scissors, Splints, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
Opthalmoscope and Otoscope
Antibiotics, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, Burn Cream, Cough Treatments, and Oral Rehydration Salts
Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Newborn Clothes (Very Useful), and Pulse Oximeter
(English and Spanish) Medical Dictionary and Oxford Handbook of Medicine
Bed Linens, Pillows, and Towels
Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Scissors
Gran Pacifica Resort and residents donate to the schools of Villa el Carmen in several ways. We work with the teachers, community, and students to improve the quality of materials, teaching, and infra-structure, making sure sustainability is at the core.
Many of the schools are located on dirt roads in a very rural area.
We help with supplies and teaching English, as well as working to provide new latrines, improvements to wells, and access to potable drinking water.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
*Acrylic Brushes and Paints, *Beads for Bead Work, *Craft Scissors, *Sewing Needles, *Thread, and *Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, *Working Laptops, and Printers
*Educational DVDs, Puzzles, and Scrabble
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Gardening Gloves, Spades, and Trowel
The Turtle Sanctuary at Gran Pacifica Resort is a collaboration with Help Them Help Themselves Foundation and Tranquilo Travel & Tour Company. The sanctuary is located on the Pacific Ocean, one hour west of Managua, Nicaragua, and has space for approximately 40 nests of eggs.
The eggs of the endangered giant sea turtles are a local delicacy of the culture here. Gran Pacifica maintains a good relationship with the “Hueveros” egg Hunters, who seek to find the egg nests on the beach and sell them at market. We buy the eggs, and place them in the Sanctuary immediately to protect and preserve the species. That way, the Hueveros will earn a living and we will hope for a good hatch.
It is a wonderful experience to release the baby turtles into the ocean knowing that the ones that survive can live 100 years, and will come back to the beach where they were born.
*Head Light, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, and *Red Flashlight
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.