Watch the video below for an inside look at the great efforts and positive impact of the Children's Well-Being Foundation in Costa Rica:
Our Mobile Clinic Launched in June 2016!
Thanks to one very generous donor, CWB owns this Mobile Clinic outright. Many other donors make it possible now to operate in many more locations to serve thousands of under served children.
Because of generous support of donors like you, CWB owns and serves our Mission with its Mobile Clinic. Our Director of Costa Rica Operations & Communication, Jean Carlo Brenes, plans and coordinates doctor exam visits in very low income “precarios” with thousands of children throughout Costa Rica. Locations are predetermined through the government social system CAJA, the Red Cross and others. Our clinics continue to find and arrange treatment for minor and major problems. Our goal continues to be to find and prevent major medical problems from ending a young life or negatively impacting a child's life.
In 2016, without our Mobile Clinic, we were limited to servicing the medical needs of families in only a small part of the central valley in San Jose (the capital). In 2017 we visited 22 different locations from coast to coast. We visited Cobano, Puntarenas (Pacific coast), Limón (Atlantic coast), Chirripo (indigenous area) as far as 200 miles from San Jose, Turrialba, Grano de Oro and Quetza.
· Through November 2017 CWB examined 4,329 children, up 25% over all of 2016.
· In 2017 CWB averaged 394 exams per month, up 36% over 2016.
Our fundraising efforts are now directed towards sustaining our Mobile Clinic and aggressively expanding our child examination efforts in partnership with the Red Cross, Costa Rican government agencies and other local social services locations as we have in the past.
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