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MEDLIFE believes that in order to improve the overall health and welfare of families and communities in need, a comprehensive approach is needed. With this goal in mind, MEDLIFE seeks to deliver aid through three broad avenues: Medicine, Education, and Development (MED).

How do we do it?

Mobile Clinics


MEDLIFE Mobile Clinics deliver primary care services to individuals and families who otherwise lack access.

Going beyond the services we can provide on our Mobile Clinics, MEDLIFE staff conduct year-round follow-up care and preventative health education workshops for those requiring additional care, ensuring that no patient is left behind.

Why Medicine?



Education is essential to enact sustainable change in poor communities. MEDLIFE hosts age and gender-specific educational programs that instruct and empower our patients on relevant health topics. We also offer workshops and childcare at certain sites like our MED Center for Primary Education in Lima.

Additionally, monthly donations to Moving Mountains support the construction of new classrooms or other services for schools in low-income areas.

Why Education?



Above all, MEDLIFE is a community development organization. Our projects like staircases or water pylons on Service Learning Trips address specific issues faced by individual communities. Additionally, donations to Moving Mountains support site-specific community development projects that vary greatly from region to region.

MEDLIFE places a priority on engaging and involving community stakeholders to promote the long-term use and maintenance of all of our projects.

Why Development?


In response to the global crisis created by COVID-19, our team is working day in and day out to provide food for families struggling to make ends meet. Our efforts have fed hundreds of families, but as lockdowns continue more and more families need support.

food deliveries in Lima

You can read more about how COVID-19 is impacting our partner communities and our response here:


Contact Us!

Contact a MEDLIFE advisor at [email protected] or call our office at 1-844-medlife / 1-844-633-5433

Visit our Facebook for photos of all our Service Learning Trips!


Under United States tax law and regulations, a donation to MEDLIFE is 100% tax-deductible by the person donating. Please note that the donation goal paid by volunteers to register for a Service Learning Trip covers trip-related expenses and therefore is not tax deductible. If donors have general questions about whether donations to MEDLIFE are tax-deductible, they can call MEDLIFE’S U.S.-based office at 1-844-MEDLIFE (1-844-633-5433). However, specific questions about the deductibility of contributions should be directed to the donor’s qualified tax advisor.

MEDLIFE is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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Reya Seby
Western University

This trip motivated me more to pursue a career in the healthcare field so that I can use my resources to help those who need it the most, similar to MEDLIFE’s mission.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make. It was such an amazing experience.

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Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

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David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

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Sydney Sansone
Nova Southeastern University

This trip made everything that I was learning in my public health courses come to life and immersed me in a new culture while also learning about medicine.

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Abygail Youmans
College of Charleston

Being involved with MEDLIFE is not like joining another club - its bigger than that. It is about joining a movement that seeks to help change people’s quality of life for forever.

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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

Not only was I able to participate in a week long Mobile Clinic, shadowing doctors of all types of specialties including pharmacy, dentistry, gynecology, and more, but I was also able to learn about the culture and visit incredible places.

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Julian Takagi-Stewart
University of Toronto

One thing that I really loved about this trip was that MEDLIFE made sure that the volunteers got an understanding of the complexity of issues that lead to underprivileged people in communities outside of the main city

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Hannah Van Hofwegen
University of Ottawa

Whether it was basketball with the local kids, assisting the doctors, talking with families, building washrooms, holding babies, or spending time with the people who were on the SLT with me, this was an amazing opportunity that I would do over and over again.

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Isabelle Holt
Cornell University

I loved learning about the patients MEDLIFE has followed and how they offer real help to people with chronic/urgent conditions. It is amazing how the organization formed real connections with the communities.

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Valerie Lindeborg

Our family had the privilege of participating in multiple trips with Nick [founder] and his amazing staff. Their expertise made the trips unforgettable while instilling in my boys the fundamentals of good character: selflessness, compassion, and empathy.

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Harry Vildibill
University of Georgia

As an aspiring physician, MEDLIFE motivated me to further continue my goal of becoming a doctor. In fact, I enjoyed the Tanzania Service Learning Trip so much that I decided to go on another trip to Cusco, Peru.