Having grown up in the bordos, unincorporated communities living in make-shift huts without sanitation and subject to flooding from the rivers, Gina Meza knew the health challenges her neighbors faced. We met her in 2016 when she was supporting herself through medical school by cleaning and selling large, used coffee bags at marketplaces and peddling candy at the university.
Siempre Unidos donors covered the cost of her personal medical equipment, e.g., stethoscope and oto-opthalmoscope, and provided annual living stipends of $2,000. The Siempre Unidos physician met regularly with her to review her progress and provide support.
Today, Dr. Meza is an intern and working with Siempre Unidos, serving the same communities where she grew up. On her first day, Honduras Executive Director, Pascual Torres, wrote, “I am so proud and thrilled, practically jumping on the clinic roof! She is a breath of fresh air!”
Thank you for helping to bring high-quality HIV and primary care services and advocacy for some of our most vulnerable community members.