Dental health for women and older adults in extreme poverty
Support vulnerable communities in Honduras
The goal in this project will alleviate the dental suffering of 2000 women and older adults in extreme poverty and live in rural areas of Honduras, Central America,
The project will finance supplies, dental equipment, medicines, transportation for volunteer dentists.
As an organization and our work experiences in rural areas of the country, we have seen the suffering of many women and older adults who have never had access to dental treatments requiring extractions, endodontics, dental fillings, etc.: our desire this year 2023 is provide free assistance to 2000 people, we respectfully invite you to cooperate with this very important project, which our organization cannot currently carry out without a budget. Achieving the goal, we will be able to acquire quality equipment, tools, dental materials and medicines, transportation to rural areas, food for beneficiaries and volunteers so that in less than 14 months we can execute the project
The Honduras country's population of approximately 9 million people is divided evenlybetween urban and rural areas. However, poverty is essentially a rural problem.
Poverty in the country affects 60 per cent of the population, while 36 per cent live under extreme poverty conditions. In rural areas, these figures rise to 63 per cent and 50 per cent, respectively.Poverty is prevalent in central hillside areas in the interior highlands of Honduras,which are home to about 75 per cent of the rural population, including indigenous The highest concentration of rural poverty is found in the western region,which also has the greatest concentration of extreme poverty. Lack of access to land and basic services, a vulnerable environment and low agricultural productivity areamong the problems at the root of poverty in the country. A lack of employment opportunities in rural areas has been a major driving force behind the country's high level of emigration.
Its important to inform you that with your cooperation this project will be self-sustaining for the following years, since we will have the installed capacities to continue cooperating with thousands and thousands of people with free assistance to alleviate, assist, prevent, and combat dental treatments for vulnerable people, who never have had access to dental health in our country.
A group of 5 volunteer dentists will be in charge of caring for a thousands women and older adults in extreme poverty; The funds will be used exclusively for the purchase of materials, equipment, dental medicines, gas expenses of dental specialists to areas of difficult access, our organization will support all the logistics to complete this project.
It is important to guarantee donors that the dental volunteers and other members who will be involved in the program will not require a salary, Legion Honduras will provide their vehicles that will not require rent or purchase of vehicles, guaranteed a positive impact of over 90% of funds raised