Refuge International

Improving lives through healthcare, nutrition, clean water, and education.


Medical Mission Trips

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”

Map of GuatemalaRefuge International is entering our 14th year helping the people in some of the most remote areas of Guatemala. The places we go are hard to find on most maps, but we know this is where the need is greatest.

Our mission trip teams are comprised of a diverse mix of physicians, nurses, students, educators, technicians and even those with no medical background that provide equally important administrative and assistant duties in the clinics. In Guatemala, Refuge International makes every effort to adhere to the standards of professional care practiced in the United States.

In just 7 days (the average length of our trips), our teams are able to provide a wide range of services, including:

  • Vital surgeries
  • Health care consultations
  • Vision exams
  • OB/GYN care
  • Child wellness exams
  • Distribution of over-the-counter and prescription medications
  • Training for local providers
  • Equipment servicing
  • Water well digging and construction
  • Delivery of much needed supplies (medical, technical and educational)

The most common surgeries performed at our clinics are hernia repairs, hysterectomies and gallbladder removals.

Much can be accomplished in the short time we have on the ground.

A Little Closer To Hope: Abraham Williams

The Volunteers of Refuge International: Abraham Williams

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We have several medical mission trips, as well as construction and water teams, scheduled for 2016. Join us as a volunteer, or if you can't come along, make a difference by supporting a specific trip.


Upcoming Trips

April 30-May 6, 2017 (Orthopedic Team)
San Raymundo Medical Mission
Designated flight

May 6-13, 2017 (Women’s Health Jornada)
San Raymundo Medical Mission
Designated flight

June 18-24, 2017
Petén Medical Mission

July 8-15, 2017 (student slots full)
Chocola Medical Mission
Designated flight

July 29-August 5, 2017 (anesthesia slots only available)
San Raymundo Medical Mission
Designated flight

August 12-19, 2017
Sarstun Medical Mission

October 21-28, 2017
San Raymundo Medical Mission

November 4-11, 2017
Chocola Medical Mission

November 11-18, 2017
Petén Medical Mission

December 2-9, 2017
Sarstun Medical Mission