High blood pressure and diabetes due to a lack of education about, and access to, healthy foods. Broken bones and cuts from farming or ranching accidents. Childbirth.
In the United States, most of us see a doctor or go to the hospital in these situations. But in some communities of Mexico, getting medical care is daunting, if not impossible. Many of these communities are far from any medical facilities beyond the most basic of clinics and 50 miles from the nearest hospital; they’re rarely visited by doctors
The Tia Foundation helps by teaching locals the medical, health, and organizational skills they need to change their communities from within.
Made of (mostly volunteer) medical professionals, organizers, and regular people, we’re a diverse bunch united by the deeply-rooted belief that no one should have to go without basic medical care, no matter where they live.
We don’t just treat people, we travel to remote communities for a week or more to teach locals how to care for themselves. We also negotiate with municipalities to create sustainable support for care that continues long after we leave.
Tia is a nonprofit organization that crosses borders and pushes past cultural differences to care for those most in need. We keep the lights on and the care flowing with the help of big-hearted volunteers and generous donors like you.