Community Engagement in Buena Vista with MEDLIFE - MEDLIFE

Community Engagement in Buena Vista with MEDLIFE


5-1In the heart of our commitment to community engagement, MEDLIFE orchestrates impactful development projects beyond the walls of medical clinics. Carlos Benavides, MEDLIFE’s devoted Director of MEDLIFE Fund projects in Peru, exemplifies this dedication. His tireless efforts to involve local families in community development projects embody our ethos of “Listening to the Poor”.

Community Engagement in Action

Embracing this philosophy, Carlos recently spearheaded a meeting in Buena Vista, a neighborhood nestled in the hills of Pamplona, Lima. The purpose? To coordinate the construction of a staircase, a vital project set for July. The key to success lies not just in the bricks and mortar, but in the active involvement of the local community.

Before the groundwork commences, our summer interns, Oana, Zenobia, and Minnie, alongside Carlos and MEDLIFE staffers Joseph Tylutki and Tommy Flint, convened with the residents of Buena Vista. This strategic step ensures that the community not only supports but also sustains the staircase project post-completion.

Enthusiastic Community Response

The meeting room in Buena Vista buzzed with energy at 8 pm as Carlos laid out the staircase construction plan. Approximately 25 residents, eager to contribute to the development of their neighborhood, expressed their enthusiasm for the project. Agreements were forged, and work dates from July 11 to July 15 were set, marking a collaborative effort between MEDLIFE and the community.

This synergy of efforts is the epitome of community engagement, where the locals actively participate in decision-making and project execution. It goes beyond constructing physical structures; it builds relationships, trust, and a shared vision for a better future.


American Engineering Students Join community engagement

The Buena Vista staircase project is not just a local affair; it’s a global collaboration. As part of the initiative, American engineering students will be on-site during the project week, bringing their skills and enthusiasm to the community. This cross-cultural exchange enhances the project’s impact and fosters a sense of interconnectedness.

Stay Tuned for Progress Updates

As the Buena Vista staircase project unfolds, MEDLIFE remains committed to keeping you informed. Follow our journey as we document the progress and impact of this community engagement initiative. Together, we are not just building a staircase; we are constructing a path towards sustainable development and empowering communities.

In the spirit of “Listening to the Poor,” MEDLIFE continues to bridge gaps, fostering relationships that extend beyond geographical boundaries. Join us on this transformative journey, where every step counts towards a brighter, more engaged future.