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Unidos Con Los Robles

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
115 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 06, at 11:50 PM EDT
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Gracias from the team in Los Robles!

July 06, 2016

Hello and thank you again for supporting the work of our multidisciplinary team of Emory students in Los Robles, Nicaragua. We wanted to share what we have been doing for the past six weeks, none of which would have been possible without your support. 

During our first few weeks, we spent most of our time working closely with the Brigadistas, a team of community health workers, to better understand the current health conditions in Los Robles. This included many discussions on respiratory disease management and the challenges created by the current unhealthy stoves being used in most homes. 

Working alongside the Brigadistas has taught us so much, and we are thankful for the opportunity. We’ve held training sessions to not only improve the skills and outreach capacity of the Brigadistas but also to educate the entire community. We have learned that there is a widespread understanding of the negative impact of household smoke on respiratory health, but there hasn’t been enough community support to improve health. Through household assessments, we have been able to identify the families that are most in need of new stoves and set timelines for installation.

We have also identified partners to provide the materials and labor necessary to build and install the stoves going forward, and we are educating the community so that they may continue this program to improve their health in the future. 

Thank you again for your support!

Thank you for your support

May 11, 2016

Thank you so much for participating in the Unidos Con Los Robles fundraising campaign and for supporting the community of Los Robles, Nicaragua!

Even though we did not fully fund this project, we will still make a difference because of your support! Your generous donations not only will provide the clinic with improvements such as medications, equipment, and building repairs but also will help to improve respiratory health through the Global Health Impact Project (GHIP).

The GHIP graduate students depart for Nicaragua soon, and we cannot wait to start working with the Brigadistas and community members. We look forward to sharing our experiences and project outcomes with you in the coming months directly from Los Robles!

Unidos Con Los Robles Campaign ends May 6!

May 04, 2016

We are just two days away from the close of the Unidos Con Los Robles Campaign on May 6!  First of all, we’d like to thank everyone who donated to the campaign because none of this would be possible without you. Together, we successfully met last week’s matching challenge of $2,000 and were awarded a 1:1 match from an anonymous donor.

The Los Robles’ Brigadistas are currently leading several important projects including the installation of safe stoves and ovens so that families in their community can bake fresh bread and perhaps even sell it as an alternative source of income. Together, the Brigadistas and the local residents have discovered the true value of teamwork in achieving sustainable progress and growth. 

As these men and women work tirelessly to empower the Los Robles community, we still have a lot to do to make a difference. Thank you for your gifts and support, but our work is not over. You can still help by spreading the word.

Thank you!

> Unite with Los Robles and help us finish strong.


Donor extends 1:1 match for chance to earn the full $2,000!

April 29, 2016

Thanks to everyone who has given to our Los Robles campaign. We raised $1,580 toward our $2,000 donor match challenge. Since we were so close, the donor has agreed to extend the 1:1 match for two more days to give us a chance to earn the full $2,000! Please continue to spread the word and encourage your friends and family to make a gift by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, April 30, to help us complete the match.

Thank you! 

> Support Unidos Con Los Robles!

All gifts made by 11:59 p.m. tonight will be matched 1:1

April 27, 2016

Our match challenge has inspired generous donations for the Unidos con Los Robles campaign! Thank you to those who jumped in and made their gifts go further with the 1:1 match.

Haven’t made your gift yet? Take advantage of our anonymous donor’s 1:1 match of up to $2,000 by making your gift by 11:59 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, April 27). 

Our team is scheduled to arrive in Los Robles, Nicaragua, next month to begin the 10-week health impact project. We look forward to finishing the campaign strong to ensure both a successful project and a fully stocked health care clinic.

Thanks for spreading the word to friends, family, and colleagues.

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Los Robles Donor will match 1:1 the next $2,000 in donations!

April 21, 2016

Thank you again for your generous support to help improve health care in Los Robles, Nicaragua.  When our team visited the Los Robles clinic in March, the health volunteers (Brigadistas) showed us around their facility. It was apparent they had put a lot of time and effort into making the facility accessible to both children and adults.  We are thrilled to announce that an anonymous donor has agreed to match 1:1 the next $2,000 dollars in gifts made to the campaign. Qualifying gifts must be made by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. There are 15 days left in our campaign, and your continued support will help us reach our $15,000 goal and provide proper health care, clean water, concrete floors, and medical supplies to the Los Robles community.  For those who have already given, please continue to support our campaign by helping us spread the word about our new matching opportunity!

Thank you,

Unidos Con Los Robles

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Thank you from Los Robles, Nicaragua!

April 14, 2016

Thank you to all of our generous donors who have contributed to our campaign. With your continuous support, we are certain we can reach our goal. Through your donation, you are directly contributing to the health of many families in Los Robles, Nicaragua.

Nerys, the lead community health worker (Brigadista), describes in this video what the Unidos Con Los Robles campaign means to her and the impact your gifts can have on her community.

Together with Nerys and the rest of Los Robles, we can create momentum for a better future!  

> Please continue to support our mission by sharing this site with others so we can reach our goal.

The video below from Los Robles is to say thank you for helping to make their community better.   

It's World Health Day: Help Los Robles breathe easier!

April 07, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our fundraising effort so far. Thanks to your support, we are confident we will reach our goal.

In honor of World Health Day, watch this short video to see how a simple, cheap, and effective intervention can boost the health of billions around the world. Exposure to smoke from indoor open-fire cooking was the third leading cause of disease worldwide in 2010, behind only high blood pressure and tobacco use. In Los Robles, Nicaragua, less than 10 percent of households are equipped with the basic stove technology to prevent this exposure, putting the isolated community smack in the middle of one of the most important global health challenges. We hope to quickly ramp up production and integrate stoves into a systematic approach to improve respiratory health. Your donations will help purchase materials, hire local manpower to build the stoves (with important economic benefits to the community), and fund an education campaign about the importance of reducing smoke inhalation. In public health circles, it is said that “a penny of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and by leveraging our resources with broad preventive measures like simple stove technology, your contribution can lift a truly great weight from the community of Los Robles.  

>Donate and spread the word to help Los Robles breathe easier!

In honor of World Health Day, watch our short video to see how a simple, cheap, and effective intervention can boost the health of billions around the world.

Choose a giving level


Medical Supplies

Your $25 donation will help to cover the cost of medical supplies for the clinic.


Clean Water

Your $50 donation will help to purchase a water filter to prevent illness for a family of five.


Brigadista Outreach

Your $100 donation will help support the Brigadistas’ health education and outreach efforts for one week.


Concrete Flooring

A donation of $150 will help to cover the cost to install concrete flooring in a home for one family.


Prevent Respiratory Illness

Your donation of $250 will help repair a stove in two households, which will prevent respiratory illness.


Doctor's Wages

Your $750 gift helps to pay a month's salary for one doctor working at the clinic.


Clinic Operations & Meds

A gift of $1000 helps to cover medication expenses for a patient for 2 months OR to help cover operational costs for the clinic for 2 weeks.


Nurse’s Salary

Your donation of $2000 will help to pay the annual salary of one nurse at the clinic.