We are incredibly excited to announce that CMI HOPE has officially opened it’s doors for business here in La Paz, Bolivia! The International Medical Center provides high quality medical care in the city of La Paz. It is a sustainable social enterprise, which means that the proceeds from the clinic will go towards supporting health services and social programs run by HOPE worldwide Bolivia and our partnership with Foundation Arco Iris. These services and programs are focused on meeting the needs of some of the poorest and most vulnerable children and families in La Paz.
We welcomed many of our donors and visitors who came from all over the world on Friday night with a special dinner to honor and thank them.
Saturday morning, we celebrated the official grand opening of the clinic. We had over 180 people attend the ceremony including Dr. Ramiro Narvaez (General Director of Hospital Arco Iris), Father José (President of Foundation Arco Iris), Chargé Peter Brennan and his wife, Lizanne, with the US Embassy, Morayma Bak (President of Arco Iris America), Kevin Martinez (vice mayor of Zona Sur) with the Zebras, Dr. Elma Simon (Director of Lab Clinics) and many others.
Saturday afternoon many of our donors and visitors went on an action packed tour of the wonderful city of La Paz.
Sunday morning all of the donors and visitors split up into groups and were able to make home visits with several families who are receiving help and assistance from HOPE worldwide Bolivia and Foundation Arco Iris. The volunteers spent time serving the families.
Once again, thank you for your support and sacrifice. Because of you, we are able to continue to bring hope and change lives here in Bolivia!