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Small Business Workshops are week-long Service Learning Trips that allow focus on understanding and promoting local businesses in impoverished communities. By volunteering on the trip, students will help provide quality healthcare to communities through Africa and Latin America.

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A MEDLIFE Small Business Workshop provides hands-on experience working with small businesses in local communities in Latin America and Africa. Students will gain first-hand experience interacting with community members in their day to day lives, and creating sustainable long-term projects to support their business.

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The MEDLIFE Small Business Workshop Difference

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Offering Small Business Support to the Poor

Our Small Business Workshops work hand in hand with business owners from the impoverished communities where MEDLIFE is located. We listen to their needs and work with them to create sustainable solutions.

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Working with Local Communities

Our in-country staff has personal connections with the local communities and small businesses. They speak the language, understand local systems, and forge authentic connections with community members who need our support.

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Providing Long-Term Solutions

After volunteers start a project initiative during their week of service, our in-country staff continues to support the small business as they implement long-term solutions to foster sustainable business practices.

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Learning About Local Culture Through Service

Volunteers learn about a foreign culture and country through first-hand experience, reflections, and workshops. They will spend time with community members and local business professionals as well as attend reflective and educational meetings to become better versed on local and global issues.

The MEDLIFE Small Business Workshop Week

Small Business Tour
Latin American Business
Educational Reflections


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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.