Refuge International

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While searching for artisanal items in remote areas of Guatemala as part of our Handmade in a Village project, Refuge International volunteer Lynette Goodson came across a hospital/clinic in western Guatemala near Mazatenango in a village called Chocola. Dr. Sergio Castillo had been working in Chocola since 2005, serving the people living in this off-the-beaten-path location.

Upcoming Trips to Chocola

March 9-16, 2019 (student spots full)
Chocola Medical Mission
Designated flight

July 13-20, 2019
Chocola Medical Mission

November 9-16, 2019
Chocola Medical Mission

Travel Guidelines & Packing Information

revised September 2018

Health Concerns

Dr. Sergio CastilloDr. Sergio CastilloRealizing Dr. Castillo could use more resources, Refuge International agreed to help supply medical equipment and now takes medical, surgical and construction teams several times a year to help this amazing man do what he has been called to do.