We have been in sunny El Salvador for 1 week now and it has been wonderful!
We live in beautiful San Salvador, and our clinic is in Las Delicias a rural community about a 45 minute drive away. Each morning it's similar to waking up in Costa Rica and traveling everyday to Nicaragua because the guest house in San Salvador is in a very well-to-do area while the community the clinic serves is full of homes with dirt floors and an inconsistent supply of water.
Last week we had a very full week, we gave many vaccinations, we did well-baby exams, we did a pap smear campaign for the entire community, we started taking a census going house to house, and we saw patients in the clinic. Each day we walked miles and miles up volcanoes... literally. We are really grateful to be here as the need is great. So far so good! See you next week!
*Brandee, Chanisha, Donna, Emily, Shawna, and Shirley*