Madison Rotary Brings Vision Clinic to Honduran Villages

Madison Rotarians have been traveling to Honduras since 2015 to provide eyeglasses and medical eye care to people in the remote mountain regions of southern Honduras.  Led by Dr. Michael St.Peter and International Service Chair Tim McMicken, the team has examined over 1,500 people and dispensed over 2,000 pairs of glasses in three years.  In February 2017 alone, they examined 630 people, provided over 800 pairs of glasses, and treated multiple eye infections, dry eye disease, allergic conjunctivitis, and inflammatory conditions.  Furthermore, in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Choluteca, Honduras, they are coordinating to provide cataract surgery for approximately 20 people at little to no cost to the patient.

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International Project to Choluteca Honduras in February 2014

Using funds generated by our annual fundraiser, Parrots of the Caribbean, and a District 6860 DDF Grant, the Madison Rotary Club began planning our project of providing more Eco-Stoves and supplies to the people of Honduras.  In 2012 we initiated a Future Vision Grant request, which was submitted in 2013 and was approved   In February of 2013 we met with Sergio Salinas, from the Choluteca Rotary Club to plan which village would be the beneficiary for this year.  Continue reading