The clinic was founded by Medical Ministries International
The community just outside the clinic compound.
Our group in front of the clinic.
There were news teams covering the project.
Dr. Rios demonstrating some of the new equipment.
The waiting room.
Coming into Milagro, the area is famous for growing piñas (pineapples)
Wednesday March 16, 2011
We delivered the supplies for Project Smiles on Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 5:30 a.m. we were heading for the airport to fly to Guayaquil. Johnny Morante, the employment specialist in Guayaquil, met us at the airport. We had a quick breakfast at an outdoor cafe, it is very warm there and it felt so good to be warm, then we were off to Milagro about 40K away. We had a project there for a vision clinic that we have been working on since before we left the MTC. I was so impressed with the clinic and Dr. Rios. This is an extremely poor area and it was heartbreaking. The clinic does eye exams and eye surgeries. The waiting room was full of patients; Dr. Rios says it is this way every day. They gave us a tour of the clinic and the new equipment, which they are very happy to have. They can now take some of their old equipment for use in two satellite offices they are setting up.