Accommodation

    Gran Pacifica Resort

    Many of the supplies on the needs list can be purchased locally, and they are not expensive. If you would like to buy the items locally, please contact us at rvado@granpacifica.com. As the Roberto Clemente III Clinic at Gran Pacifica is relatively new, some furniture is still needed and can be purchased locally.

    Project #1

    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.

    Needs

    General Medical:
    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

    Specialist Equipment:
    Opthalmoscope and Otoscope

    Surgical:
    Dressings

    Medications:
    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

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Spanish) Medical Dictionary and Oxford Handbook of Medicine

    Linens:
    Bed Linens, Pillows, and Towels

    Office Supplies:
    Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Scissors

    Project #2

    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.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

    Reference Materials:
    Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English and Spanish) Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Art Supplies:
    *Acrylic Brushes and Paints, *Beads for Bead Work, *Craft Scissors, *Sewing Needles, *Thread, and *Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, *Working Laptops, and Printers

    Educational Games/Toys:
    *Educational DVDs, Puzzles, and Scrabble

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Soccer Balls

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

    Gardening:
    Gardening Gloves, Spades, and Trowel

    Project #3

    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.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

    General Medical:
    *Head Light, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, and *Red Flashlight

    Surgical:
    *Surgical Gloves

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 6, 2020

    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.

    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.