Riobamba is situated high in the mountains at 9000 feet in the shadows of Mt.Chimborazo, the tallest peak in Ecuador. It surrounded by even higher elevation rural farming communities. MEDLIFE has had many clinics in these areas, and is currently working with patients there. This collection of photos shows some of these families and the places they live.
MEDLIFE patient Hugo´s older borther. Hugo is getting a heart surgery with MEDLIFE.
Hugo´s father Jose Manual show us their guinea pigs after meeting with MEDLIFE. He supports his family working in agriculture, keeping animals like these. Hugo looks in in the background.
Jose Manuel walks down the street in Laime where he lives while talking with MEDLIFE nurse Valeria about his sons surgery.
El Diablo Waterfall in BaÃ±os, a popular tourist destination near Riobamba.
A mainstreet in Flores, where MEDLIFE patient Rodrigo lives with his family.
Rodrigo near where his family keeps animals and grows crops. Flores is an agricultural community.
Rodrigo standing in the field next to his home. MEDLIFE is building his family a new home.
Sunset over Riobamba, where MEDLIFE Ecuador is based.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.