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Expeditions in 2014

2014 Expeditions

March 8-15 Tijuana Construction and dental

March 15-29 Otavalo, Ecuador Medical, dental, optic, construction, education

April 4-12 Tijuana – Construction

May 24-June 3 Otavalo, Ecuador – BYU Nursing and medical

June 21-28 – Guatemala – Education, construction, nutrition

Aug. 9-16 Tijuana – Dental and construction

Nov. 21-29 Ecuador – Dental

Nov. 21-29 Tijuana – Construction

Dec. 26-Jan. 3 Agua Prieta, Mexico Construction

Dec. 26 – Jan. 3 Tijuana – Construction

Tena Ecuador: Tena Ecuador:  Every month we can work people at the head waters of the Amazon

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Request for financial help for Dr. Colomo

This is Dr. Ana Liz Colomo Padilla from La Paz, Bolivia.  She specializes in radiology.  She is 29 years old and has applied and been accepted to attend further medical training in pediatric radiology in Mexico City.  One of our previous volunteers, a doctor in Bolivia, has approached us to help her financially on this new education.  We have committed to help her.  It costs $7000, $3000 for the school fees and $4000 for living expenses for one year in Mexico City.  We have already received $1330 in donations.  We are asking for your help.  All donations are tax deductible. You can use our website to donate or mail a check to our office.  Please designate that your donation is for Dr. Colomo.

Upon completion of this training, she will return to Bolivia and be the only doctor in the country that can perform pediatric radiology.

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Request for financial help for Dr. Colomo

This is Dr. Ana Liz Colomo Padilla from La Paz, Bolivia.  She specializes in radiology.  She is 29 years old and has applied and been accepted to attend further medical training in pediatric radiology in Mexico City.  One of our previous volunteers, a doctor in Bolivia, has approached us to help her financially on this new education.  We have committed to help her.  It costs $7000, $3000 for the school fees and $4000 for living expenses for one year in Mexico City.  We have already received $1330 in donations.  We are asking for your help.  All donations are tax deductible. You can use our website to donate or mail a check to our office.  Please designate that your donation is for Dr. Colomo.

Upon completion of this training, she will return to Bolivia and be the only doctor in the country that can perform pediatric radiology.

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Mission Statement

Charity Anywhere Foundation’s mission is to give ordinary people the life-changing opportunity to provide needed medical care, dental services as well as help construct basic shelter in less developed countries in the most economical way possible, while concurrently forever changing the mind and heart of the volunteer for good.

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local donations

Many donors ask if we serve any people in the USA.  WE do have a warehouse in North Salt Lake City where we receive donations all the time.  We do deliver donated goods to the following programs in the Salt Lake City Area. Bountiful City Food Pantry Battered Women shelters in Salt Lake City and Layton Mens homeless shelter Salt Lake City Soup Kitchen Mens Half Way House in Salt Lake City The Porch Lady in Salt Lake City Some of the goods we have delivered to all of these programs are hygiene kits, tooth paste, diapers, quilts, clothing, paper towels, toilet paper, baby wipes, table salt, wheel chairs, walkers, canes, and money. BE GOOD AND DO GOOD Gordon Carter

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lungs of the world

Well, you will never believe where we are today!  Yesterday we drove out from Tena even further into the rainforest and THEN we hopped aboard a little eight seater airplane and flew further into the jungle to a little place called Tiasha.  The airstrip is  just a dirt clearing.  It took 8 trips to get all our team of 18 doctors and dentists and workers AND equipment and supplies here.  It was an amazingly beautiful flight! You could see all the rivers and mountains and waterfalls.  The sky was full of clouds and we flew through rain for a little bit.  If you know that I am scared of heights you will know that I had to gird up my loins and fresh courage take to stuff my body into that little plane and fly off into the jungle.  But I felt a little like the lady in Out of Africa as we slipped into the sky and saw the forest from a little above the earth and a little below heaven.  It was thrilling. Even when I saw where we were going to land, I had a peace that I needed.

There is one hotel.  It is a clean place, cold showers, no air conditioning or fans.

It does have a pool that is so refreshing after a day of work and having sweat rivers that have left you wet.  The sunsets are spectacular and the sunrise beautiful.  The work has been good.  Today Gordon and I helped fit 51 people with glasses.  We have also packaged tons of vitamins and Ibuprofen and acetaminophen.  I have spelled that so many times that I can finally do it without looking at the bottle.  We had all the doctors and dentists busy.  I’m not sure of the count of people we served yet.  We will be setting up shop again tomorrow until 1 pm.  Then we have to call in the planes to get us shuttled out of here.  This is a very small area.  It is sad to see the conditions of the people. They are not dressed in any native wear but in shorts and tee shirts and jeans.  They are trying to improve this area.  There are some big trucks that move dirt and a saw mill that is producing lumber.  A few little stores and a couple of places to eat.  We eat fish, chicken and lots of RICE.  Today for lunch we had the “chicken feet soup”.  We have tasted lots of different fruit juices.  Clint we have had tree tomato juice several times.  Tonight we had some dark purple juice with pineapple in it.  It was served hot.  Not my favorite.  We are a little tired tonight but the swim in the pool helped to revive our dragging bodies.  We should be back to civilization tomorrow night.  We are weathering the travel pretty well.  We continue to pray for all of you and hope you will remember us as well. 

Love to you…the jungle girl…

Susan Carter

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Andes Mountains

I was in Otavalo on Monday.  Dr. Zambrano wanted someone to drive the van from Otavalo to Tena, Ecuador.  I had never thought that one thing on my bucket list would be drive over the Andes.  Yes, it was not on my bucket list.  I put it on the list Monday morning.  I was the driver.

WE started up the road to Tena on a four lane highway.  The scenery was like Idaho.  Dry and no trees.  However, the higher on the Andes we got the more green it became.  The four lane turned to 2 lanes.  Big trucks were going up and would slow us down in trying to pass.  It also started to rain some.  Finally, we went over the pass and then it really got green and the rain was constant.  We had a couple of close calls but none my fault.  These crazy drivers were truly putting me to the test.  One bus pulled out from the right heading at me so I passed him on the left.  I had 11 passengers and they all yelled at the bus.  Once over the pass I thought we would soon be down in the plain area.  But no, the mountains kept coming at us.  We were in canyons forever.  Beautiful canyons and green.  It reminded me of Guatemala.  We averaged about 40 mph.  I was surprised at how good the roads were.  We were driving over the Andes for at least 2 hours.  No straight roads.A lot of hairpins.

Now that the drive is behind me I would recommend to all that they put on their bucket list driving over the Andes.  No snow up there but it was cooler.  Once on the plains it was hot and muggy.  We hope to go back over the Andes on Sunday.

Thanks for reading.  Will be back home on Tuesday night.

Love you all.

Gordon Carter

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Andes Mountains

I was in Otavalo on Monday.  Dr. Zambrano wanted someone to drive the van from Otavalo to Tena, Ecuador.  I had never thought that one thing on my bucket list would be drive over the Andes.  Yes, it was not on my bucket list.  I put it on the list Monday morning.  I was the driver.

WE started up the road to Tena on a four lane highway.  The scenery was like Idaho.  Dry and no trees.  However, the higher on the Andes we got the more green it became.  The four lane turned to 2 lanes.  Big trucks were going up and would slow us down in trying to pass.  It also started to rain some.  Finally, we went over the pass and then it really got green and the rain was constant.  We had a couple of close calls but none my fault.  These crazy drivers were truly putting me to the test.  One bus pulled out from the right heading at me so I passed him on the left.  I had 11 passengers and they all yelled at the bus.  Once over the pass I thought we would soon be down in the plain area.  But no, the mountains kept coming at us.  We were in canyons forever.  Beautiful canyons and green.  It reminded me of Guatemala.  We averaged about 40 mph.  I was surprised at how good the roads were.  We were driving over the Andes for at least 2 hours.  No straight roads.A lot of hairpins.

Now that the drive is behind me I would recommend to all that they put on their bucket list driving over the Andes.  No snow up there but it was cooler.  Once on the plains it was hot and muggy.  We hope to go back over the Andes on Sunday.

Thanks for reading.  Will be back home on Tuesday night.

Love you all.

Gordon Carter

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Ecuador Trip

I have just a few minutes before we set off for the day.  We are in the jungle rain forest today.  There are two weather conditions here.  Raining and drizzle.

Native dancing and great stuffed talopia wrapped in banana leaves with a passion fruit dessert.  Today we work.  We went to the river which is a tributary to the Amazon.  It is Rio Napo.  There of course is water everywhere!  My hair is a little out of control.

We have a group of 20 and we will set up today in the main part of the city of Tena.  It is a large city.  We are both doing well.

WE have been fed WAY to much food.  The Mayor of Otovalo hosted us the previous night in a beautiful restaurant on the edge of the lake.  We had filet mignon and shrimp stuffed trout.  Don’t feel sorry for us.

WE have much to do today.  It takes an hour to set up the clinic.  I’m busy with children and helping with the medicine. We love the people in our group.  They are funny and kind and hard workers.  Got to go.

Love you all,

Susan Carter

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