Team Hope closed out IEP’s summer trip schedule with great work from August 31 st through September 8 th . This group of more than 100 volunteers, consisting of surgical, clinic, stove and construction teams accomplished enormous change as it inspired hope in the people of the region of Chimaltenango.
Team Hope volunteers came from all over the United States, Guatemala, Mexico, Portugal and Bolivia. Though they were from all walks of life, they worked together to provide medical and dental care, surgical interventions, and home, community, and school improvements.
In return for their hard work, team members were thanked with tears of joy, hugs, smiles, simple gifts such as flowers and vegetables, and musical performances. It was the ultimate win/win situation.