Corner of Love serves in rural settings, going to each patient’s home or village to deliver medical, dental, and eye care. Medicine and supplies are packed each day and brought by truck, bus, horseback, or backpack to reach remote communities. One of the most important things we do is distribute anti-parasite medications where there is no potable water supply.
In villages like El Naranjo, most homes have no clean drinking water or electricity. The trek to “buscar agua” (get water) could be as far as 7km each way. Children often drink less than 7oz of liquid per day and have trouble staying clean, with nowhere to bathe but contaminated rivers. Most also suffer from waterborne illnesses and parasitic infections.