Our Stories

  • 10 Years of Clean Water

    You Can Make an Impact Since 2013, Timmy Global Health has been working to stop waterborne illness at the source by bringing clean water solutions to Amazon Basin. We started by installing communal water tanks in five communities. Now we are working to bring safe water to every household. A household filter provides clean water for ten years. In celebration

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  • The Cycle of Care in Xeabaj, Guatemala

    By Lily Bodinson Medical Programs Coordinator, Xela, Guatemala   Xeabaj is a small indigenous Maya-Quiche community in the Western Highlands of Solola, Guatemala. In 1992, few students finished middle school, but Lorenzo Guachiac was motivated to change this reality for himself, his siblings and his community. When he heard of scholarship funds being offered by the Asociacion Pop Wuj, Lorenzo saw

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  • Medical Professional Spotlight: Training Residents in the Field – Dr. Carrie Anderson, Family Medicine

    “She had had at least six attacks, but was never diagnosed with asthma or given an inhaler,” says Dr. Carrie Anderson as she retells the story of a 14-year-old girl who came in to clinic that day with her father. “It was unusual, because are usually with their mothers and he was missing work to be there. I

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  • The Gift of Sight and Power of Partnership

    When Kari Daffron and Julie Schieferstein boarded a plane bound for Guatemala last month, they weren’t sure what to expect as they embarked on their first Timmy medical service trip. “I had a fear when coming because I knew that we as a group, and even I, couldn’t fix every problem, but that’s

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  • Meet Senora. Pascuala Toaquiza Vega

    Señora Pascuala lives in Guangaje, Ecuador. She is 70 years old and first sought care with Timmy Global Health during a January 2017 medical service trip. For over five years Señora Pascuala had lived with an abnormal mass on the sole of her right foot. The mass was very painful and made it difficult for her to walk, work and care for her family. 

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  • Bhaskar Mitra Sails for Timmy

    Bhaskar Mitra began volunteering with Timmy Global Health in 2012 when he was working for Microsoft in Seattle, Washington. Since moving to England to continue working for Microsoft, Bhaskar has found an incredibly unique and adventurous method of fundraising and raising awareness. In August, Bhaskar will set sail from London as part of the leg 1 of the Clipper 2017-18 race. The leg will take him across the Atlantic Ocean to South America. Read more about Bhaskar’s story in his blog post.

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  • This Bar Saves Lives: Partnering with Timmy to Bring Nutrition to Guatemala’s Children

    Timmy Global Health and This Bar Saves Lives partnered in 2014. Before we partnered, Timmy shipped 51,600 packets of Enov’Nutributter® and Plumpy’Nut® between 2011-2014. Today all of Timmy’s Plumpy’Nut® and Enov’Nutributter® is donated by This Bar Saves Lives, allowing us to provide nutrition to children in some of the hardest to reach communities in Guatemala.

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  • Fighting Malnutrition in Guatemala: Pop Wuj + Timmy’s Partnership

    Timmy works alongside our local partner, Pop Wuj, in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala to address critical threats to the health of local communities. Guatemala, has the highest rate of malnutrition in the Western Hemisphere and 1 in every 2 children under the age of 5 are chronically malnourished, according to USAID. In the communities where Timmy works in the western highland among the indigenous populations, malnutrition rates reach 80% (UNICEF).

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  • Medical Professional Spotlight:  Dr. Stephen O’Connor, Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Stephen O’Connor was first introduced to Timmy in 2006 through his son, Thomas, who was a member of the Butler University Timmy Chapter at the time. He accompanied his son on a medical brigade to Quito, Ecuador and was hooked.

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  • Press Release: Timmy Global Health and Hydralyte Partner to Provide Better Tasting Clinical Hydration

    Hydralyte will donate more than 30,000 Oral Rehydration Solutions to communities in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala and Nigeria

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