Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Curamericas Global, Inc. partners with organizations in communities that lack basic health services to develop self-sustaining programs that deliver measurable improvements in health.
Curamericas Global, formerly Andean Rural Health Care, is a not-for-profit, private voluntary organization that provides preventative and curative health care to children, families and communities throughout the world. The high child mortality rates found in many developing countries are often due to a lack of access to health care, education and the preventative services necessary to save lives. Founded in Bolivia in 1983 and currently headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Curamericas works to provide measurable, community-driven health programs with the understanding that the prevention of unnecessary suffering, sickness and death is achieved by healing one community at a time.
As an intern at Curamericas Global, I was able to gain hands-on experience and learn about the different aspects that allow non-profit organizations to function. Curamericas stands out from other organizations because of their proven methodology. Not only have they been extremely successful in providing healthcare to under served communities, they also place high importance on creating strong relationships with the local people in the areas that they work in. For any type of aid, this is key in being respectful of a community and its culture. This community-based model is one every non-profit should follow! I am proud to have been involved with such passionate people in an organization that truly puts those they are helping first. Whether you are a volunteer, intern, or donor, Curamericas Global should be your first choice.