The vision of Vozandes Community Development is to facilitate sustaining physical and spiritual transformation of communities through restored relationships with God, each other and the created world.
Healthy people know how to care of themselves, their community and their environment. They also understand the importance of good spiritual health – of the forgiveness, restoration and hope that come only through Jesus Christ.
With God’s help we facilitate these transformations through our expertise in water and sanitation projects, medical caravans, rural health education and training to serve needy rural communities and peripheral urban areas.
Clean water projects provide safe drinking water and sanitation to rural communities. In Ecuador for example, many communities have no access to safe drinking water. Community wells with hand pumps and potable water systems with a connection to each home are built to meet this need. Health/hygiene teaching, water system maintenance training and follow-up are provided to improve the health benefits and assure sustainability.
More than 200 Ecuadorian communities now know the benefits of improved access to water and sanitation and many people have found hope and meaning to life through Jesus Christ. The Vozandes Community Development team is also providing input to projects in Haiti, Brazil, Bolivia and Ghana.
Mobile medical clinics visit rural areas and poor city neighborhoods, offering care where access to public health facilities is limited or non-existent.
Working in conjunction with local partners the medical caravan visits areas where local Christians or mission organizations are planting churches in unreached areas. The provision of medical care is an expression of Christ’s compassion that goes hand in hand with the evangelism and discipleship undertaken by partner organizations.Staff members on a mobile clinic normally include a family practice doctor, a dentist and assistant, a nurse practitioner, a pastor and a person to take vital signs.
Training is integral to all we do. Opportunities exist for engineering and healthcare professionals to adapt their skills for work in developing countries. Internships are available for students interested in a career in development.