Success Stories

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Gleira’s Dental Journey

A video documenting a small girl's trip to the DFA dental clinc in Comitancillo. We meet the family and follow their Tuk Tuk journey on it's long trip into town. Not an easy task for this small rural family who have waited months for this dental visit

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School supplies

DFA volunteers collect school supplies and sporting goods during the year, and distribute them to local communities where we work in Guatemala and Nicaragua.  Over the years, DFA volunteers have donated soccer jerseys and cleats for soccer teams; baseball...

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Taltimiche Women’s Weaving Centre

One of our most successful non-dental projects in Guatemala, this organization was formed by a group of women wanting to supplement their family income in order to buy food for their families. The Taltimiche Women’s Weaving Centre was started with assistance from another charity that was involved in the Comitancillo area.

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Managua Trip Report 2018

This was the first year that we ran our clinic for six weeks consecutively in Managua. Bev and I arrived on a Tuesday and we welcomed our first team, Bailey and Brenley on Friday to begin working on the Monday of the following week. The girls stayed at the Hotel...

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Las Pilas Trip Report 2018

Las Pilas, NicaraguaWe are very pleased to report that our trip to Las Pilas was a very rewarding experience and a successful venture. It is always exciting to return to a community that we have visited before. We were welcomed back by Leonardo Reyes. Our...

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Managua Trip Report 2017

We are very excited about the progress of our Managua Dental Clinic. Our clinic is in the Barrio of Edgar Lang, which is in the western portion of Managua. It is a community of approximately 300 families, about 1500 people. It is a very working poor neighbourhood. Many are underemployed and when they are able to work, they average around $2.00/day.

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El Chaparral Trip Report 2017

Our trip to the community of El Chaparral in northern Nicaragua was a very rewarding experience. We had an excellent team of dedicated volunteers whose hard work, commitment and support contributed to the success of the mission trip. The organizing committee in El Chaparral welcomed us into their community and took excellent care of us during our visit. The communities that we served were very appreciative of the treatment that we provided. We changed a lot of smiles!

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