Jacob Hlas – Feb. 2010

Honestly, I didn’t really know what to expect at all.  I always had it in my mind that we would be working in a very poverty-stricken area, and that we wouldn’t even have beds.  I was also a little tentative because I thought we would have to be decently fluent in Spanish and have some medical knowledge, and I have little of both.

It turned out to really be nothing like that.  Sure, we didn’t have as much as we did in the U.S., but it was more than I expected.  Knowing more Spanish would have been helpful, but it really wasn’t all that necessary.  And we didn’t need any medical knowledge at all for working in the pharmacy.

The day we went into San Pedro was pretty fun too.  Going into the marketplace and bargaining for things was fun.

It was an awesome experience.  The kids there knew they wouldn’t be able to communicate with us very well, but they still loved us being there.  And all the people there were really helpful and fun.  It’s definitely something I would want to do again, especially with the same people.

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