Guatemala City, Guatemala


Population: 1 million

Language: Spanish

Living in Poverty: 60%

Poverty Defined: Earning less than $150 US a month

Mission Facts


Fundraising Goal:
$150,000

Volunteers:
Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and medical support staff

Impact: The Osborne Head & Neck Foundation (OHNF) delivers life-saving and life-changing surgical care to communities in need around the globe. Through our annual Medical Mission we connect expert volunteer surgeons with those suffering in remote areas of developing nations. Past missions have included Ethiopia, India and Peru.

Fundraiser Profile

Join me and change lives in Guatemala

Hello! My name is Lorianna Loreto, I am a foreign physician from Venezuela.

In my country, being a doctor is synonymous with sacrifice, not everyone is capable of enduring what it takes to be a doctor in Venezuela. But it is the vocation, the love for the people that guides you during your journey. At least this is how mine began, wanting to help others more than myself.

Since then my motivation has been to be that change, the one I want to see in the world and my surroundings, I’ve always wanted to leave a beautiful, indelible mark, the kind that stays for generations and motivates everyone not only to look up for themselves but to look up for others as well.

Thanks to that vision I have been able to participate in small missions where I have been able to provide medical services to people who have never received proper care. However, above all, these missions made me understand that being a physician and being in the medical field is more, much more than what you can see on social media. It is a job that comes straight from the heart.

Coming from a 3rd world country, I can assure you that what you see on television or read on social media is only the tip of the iceberg. There is always more to the story, there is always more pain, more suffering than you can imagine. But, I can assure you, that for any of us, any contribution is worth millions and counts even more than you can imagine. What you consider small and insignificant, I promise you, it will never be.

Some time ago, after moving to the US, I began my journey to get my license as an MD, and during this new uphill journey, I was able to come across Osborne Head and Neck Foundation, and I was hooked. The vision, power, and especially the commitment to change the world made me remember why I became a doctor in the first place.

I want you to share this experience with me, for you to be part of that change, for you to witness what a group of people is capable of doing. I promise you, your contribution will change the lives of many people and make you the protagonist of this beautiful history.

No contribution is small, everything counts, everything adds up. What for you is a coffee on your way home, for many people might be the beginning of a new life. Please donate that coffee and help me get these people the life they have been waiting for.

I’ve committed to raising $10,000 towards Medical and Impact Missions in Guatemala. With your support we can change lives.

$2,861 of $10,000 pledged

Medical and Impact Missions are 100% funded by donations from supporters like you. We commit to communities with little to no access to medical care, and bring all supplies needed to perform a wide array of medical services.

Your donation is…

  • Providing clinical and surgical services, at no cost, to those living in extreme poverty in Guatemala
  • Arranging and paying for transportation for patients living in remote villages
  • Providing local language experts to eliminate language as a barrier to care
  • Securing lodging for patients in the city during treatment and post op care
  • Sponsoring children to be fed, sheltered, clothed, and protected at the Hogar Shalom Orphanage
  • Adding up to 50 computers for children in remote villages to learn employable skills that can lift them out of poverty
  • Refreshing a school and orphanage living quarters, inside and out, with new paint and onsite community works
  • Increasing access to education skills training

Fundraising

Make A Gift!

Your gift makes a major impact by providing shelter, and securing food, clothing and access to education for homeless children in Guatemala, but that’s not all. You’re also helping provide life-saving surgical care for families in the same region. Thank you.

$2,861 of $10,000 pledged

Guatemala City, Guatemala


Population: 1 million

Language: Spanish

Living in Poverty: 60%

Poverty Defined: Earning less than $150 US a month

  • Over 40% of the population has no access to medical care
  • Guatemala is ranked 31 out of 33 latin countries in child mortality and positive health outcomes
  • On average, it takes 9 hours of travel to see the closest doctor
  • Patients are often asked to bring medical supplies, hospitals do not have budgets to cover basic needs
  • Over 20 languages are spoken making access to care difficult

Mission Facts


Team Fundraising Goal: $200,000

Volunteers: Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, medical support staff, and concerned humanitarians like you.

Impact:

The Osborne Head & Neck Foundation (OHNF) provides life-saving and life-changing surgical care to communities in need around the globe.

Through annual Medical Mission we connect expert volunteer surgeons with those suffering in remote areas of developing nations. Impact Mission volunteers simultaneously work towards improving the lives of underserved children and those living in poverty in the same region.

Past missions have included Ethiopia, Belize, India, and Peru.

Guatemala Impact Mission

Learn more about how your gift makes an impact

Guatemala Impact Mission

Learn more about how your gift makes an impact

Fundraiser Profile

Join Me and Change Lives in Guatemala

Hello! My name is Lorianna Loreto, I am a foreign physician from Venezuela.

In my country, being a doctor is synonymous with sacrifice, not everyone is capable of enduring what it takes to be a doctor in Venezuela. But it is the vocation, the love for the people that guides you during your journey. At least this is how mine began, wanting to help others more than myself.

Since then my motivation has been to be that change, the one I want to see in the world and my surroundings, I’ve always wanted to leave a beautiful, indelible mark, the kind that stays for generations and motivates everyone not only to look up for themselves but to look up for others as well.

Thanks to that vision I have been able to participate in small missions where I have been able to provide medical services to people who have never received proper care. However, above all, these missions made me understand that being a physician and being in the medical field is more, much more than what you can see on social media. It is a job that comes straight from the heart.

Coming from a 3rd world country, I can assure you that what you see on television or read on social media is only the tip of the iceberg. There is always more to the story, there is always more pain, more suffering than you can imagine. But, I can assure you, that for any of us, any contribution is worth millions and counts even more than you can imagine. What you consider small and insignificant, I promise you, it will never be.

Some time ago, after moving to the US, I began my journey to get my license as an MD, and during this new uphill journey, I was able to come across Osborne Head and Neck Foundation, and I was hooked. The vision, power, and especially the commitment to change the world made me remember why I became a doctor in the first place.

I want you to share this experience with me, for you to be part of that change, for you to witness what a group of people is capable of doing. I promise you, your contribution will change the lives of many people and make you the protagonist of this beautiful history.

No contribution is small, everything counts, everything adds up. What for you is a coffee on your way home, for many people might be the beginning of a new life. Please donate that coffee and help me get these people the life they have been waiting for.

I’ve committed to raising $10,000 towards Medical and Impact Missions in Guatemala. With your support we can change lives.

$2,861 of $10,000 pledged

Medical and Impact Missions are 100% funded by donations from supporters like you. We commit to communities with little to no access to medical care, and bring all supplies needed to perform a wide array of medical services.

Your donation is…

  • Providing clinical and surgical services, at no cost, to those living in extreme poverty in Guatemala
  • Arranging and paying for transportation for patients living in remote villages
  • Providing local language experts to eliminate language as a barrier to care
  • Securing lodging for patients in the city during treatment and post op care
  • Sponsoring children to be fed, sheltered, clothed, and protected at the Hogar Shalom Orphanage
  • Adding up to 50 computers for children in remote villages to learn employable skills that can lift them out of poverty
  • Refreshing a school and orphanage living quarters, inside and out, with new paint and onsite community works
  • Increasing access to education skills training

Fundraising

Make A Gift!

Your gift makes a major impact by providing shelter, and securing food, clothing and access to education for homeless children in Guatemala, but that’s not all. You’re also helping provide life-saving surgical care for families in the same region. Thank you.

$2,861 of $10,000 pledged

Guatemala Impact Mission

Learn more about how your gift makes an impact

Guatemala City, Guatemala


Population: 1 million

Language: Spanish

Living in Poverty: 60%

Poverty Defined: Earning less than $150 US a month

  • Over 40% of the population has no access to medical care
  • Guatemala is ranked 31 out of 33 latin countries in child mortality and positive health outcomes
  • On average, it takes 9 hours of travel to see the closest doctor
  • Patients are often asked to bring medical supplies, hospitals do not have budgets to cover basic needs
  • Over 20 languages are spoken making access to care difficult

Mission Facts


Team Fundraising Goal: $200,000

Volunteers: Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, medical support staff, and concerned humanitarians like you.

Impact:

The Osborne Head & Neck Foundation (OHNF) provides life-saving and life-changing surgical care to communities in need around the globe.

Through annual Medical Mission we connect expert volunteer surgeons with those suffering in remote areas of developing nations. Impact Mission volunteers simultaneously work towards improving the lives of underserved children and those living in poverty in the same region.

Past missions have included Ethiopia, Belize, India, and Peru.

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PROVIDE FOR A CHILD IN NEED

You can meet the needs of one child in Guatemala for an entire year, including shelter, food, clothing and education for as little as $2.23 a day, $67 a month or $800 annually.

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