• $16,216

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  • $10,000

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  • Laura Zeidenstein

    $102.90 / 65 days ago

    Thank you Dr. Patel and team for sharing your knowledge and skills in Guatemala. It is a treasure to know that the world will benefit! With gratitude to all of you.

  • Ann Prescod Davis

    $50.00 / 66 days ago

    God bless you all!

  • Anuja Parekh

    $100.00 / 70 days ago

    Such a great cause, good luck

  • Stephen Massey

    $500.00 / 73 days ago

    Hi Gati — On behalf of everyone at the Health Action Alliance, we’re so proud to support your family’s inspiring work in Guatemala! Thank you for making such an essential and noble contribution to improving the health and well-being of others.

  • Peter Canitano

    $51.45 / 73 days ago

    God bless you on this wonderful mission!

  • Anonymous

    $1,029.00 / 74 days ago

    Vipul - this is a wonderful initiative that you are doing. We are happy to support you. V and U

  • Angelie Singh

    $154.35 / 74 days ago

    Great cause and good luck!

  • Sashi Kuchibhotla

    $5,145.00 / 76 days ago

    Thank you Vipul for all the amazing work that you do. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of this noble cause!

  • Margaret Lew

    $100.00 / 76 days ago

  • Emilya Cozza

    $100.00 / 77 days ago

  • Melinda Cox

    $257.25 / 77 days ago

    Thank you for all that you are doing for the beautiful people of Guatemala! Have a great trip!

  • Gustavo Araujo

    $77.18 / 78 days ago

    Congrats on the great work!

  • YUVAL ROOZ

    $1,000.00 / 78 days ago

  • Anonymous

    $51.45 / 80 days ago

    Doing Gods work! God Bless

  • Swati Akula

    $200.00 / 87 days ago

    Such a great cause and we are happy to support you on your mission!

  • Francisco Prieto

    $51.45 / 87 days ago

  • Kelly Zinnoury

    $51.45 / 88 days ago

  • Tarik Kitson

    $50.00 / 89 days ago

  • Anonymous

    $51.45 / 90 days ago

  • Indra Dharani

    $500.00 / 94 days ago

    Proud of Gati, Oviya & Vipul ! Good work!

  • Krzysztof Kolodziej

    $250.00 / 94 days ago

    Thank you for doing this beautiful work !

  • Jennifer Taylor

    $30.87 / 95 days ago

    What a great cause! We are looking forward to hearing more about it.

  • Christina Waldman

    $154.35 / 96 days ago

    Thank you Patel family!!

  • Shikha Kaji

    $103.93 / 101 days ago

  • Pooja Adesara

    $103.93 / 101 days ago

    So proud of Oviya! sending all the best wishes. - pooja & Bryant

About GHHF Patel Family Team

I will be returning to Guatemala for my 5th trip in April of 2024.  I am excited to have my wife Gati Dharani and my 4-yr-old curious daughter Oviya Patel join me in this mission which is close to my heart. 

We are not asking for any financial support for our personal mission expenses. We are  accepting donations to sponsor and defray the cost of our surgical procedures, equipment, and medications. With government regulations on industry , it has become harder and harder to get industry sponsors for sutures, plates and screws, medications and other  equipment. In recent years , our team has been able to offer life changing procedures averaging less than 500 dollars per surgery. We screen about 150 children and operate over 5 days , averaging about 60 surgeries per mission. Please learn more about Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation at  https://www.guatemalahands.org/"

Over the last 19 years we have: 

  • Evaluated 1,925 patients for hand surgery and therapy 
  • Completed surgery on 739 patients under 18 
  • Fabricated 1,453 orthotics 
  • Educated over 3,500 MDs, therapists, and students 
  • Brought one child to New Mexico to receive extensive hand surgery and three children to Shriners for surgery 
In 2010 GHHF began to implement select community development initiatives to advance the health and wellbeing in the village of Chichoy Alto. GHHF has successfully: 
  • Constructed 55+ latrines
  • 21 efficient ONIL stoves 
  • Funded the digging of hillside trenches to lay piping to supply fresh water throughout the village 
  • Distributed crucial fertilizer needed to replenish Chichoy Alto’s disappearing crops 
  • Distributed emergency maize to families struggling with malnutrition 
  • Purchased school supplies to the 100+ elementary aged children (and continues to do so) 
  • Sponsored 16+ children to attend high school and 15+ teenagers to attend post high school program 
  • Distributed 32 Ecofilters in the village of Chuchuk’a Alto 
  • Completed the construction and expansion of Chichoy Alto’s brand-new elementary school and first ever middle school 
  • Established a chicken program to provide sustainable protein to community student 
  • We continue to fund an emergency food program that began as a result of COVID-19 in March 2020 
  • We are currently working on funding the construction on multiple safe concrete family homes and have completed 5 of 30