Our 5th and 6th Medical
Mission Trips to
were in March 2010 and March, 2011. Our missions helped
thousands of people by providing medical care to their
community and their families.
We Had an overwhelming interest in
our upcoming mission to
and we had to place
all “non-medical” volunteers on a waiting list. All
who had attended the
Peru Medical Mission in the
past were given priority as well as anyone that
had specific technical and/or logistical skills
helpful to the execution of our mission. We had in
our group Doctors (IM, GP/FP, GYN,
Pediatrics, Dermatologists, Podiatrists, Surgeons,
Dentists, etc.) ARNP’s, PA’s, Pharmacists,
Paramedics, Nurses and Medical Students.
The main groups departed from Miami
at approximately 5pm and arrived to Lima at
approximately 10pm. The Miami-Lima-Miami
fare was $508.32 (the lowest we have ever had).
In the past, we have accommodated different travel
schedules (airlines, dates, times etc.). This has
created huge logistical challenges with the pick
up’s and drop off’s, conflicts with customs and the
clearance of baggage, loss of donations, etc. This
year we are requiring that everyone that attends the
mission must fly in and out on the same flights.
We stayed in a retreat house in
Lima and were able to accommodate more people and had more comfortable
rooms. The cost per person for
transportation, lodging, meals and the city tour (on
the last day) was $350. Restaurant meals were not
We usually have 3 pre-travel meetings several months
before the trips both in Miami, FL and in Denver, CO.
In addition, there is a final meeting
approximately 2 weeks prior to our departure date.
The purpose of the meetings are: mission
introduction, logistics, Q&A, donation collections,
fund raising efforts, packing and inventory.