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Improving Health Outcomes in Rural Honduras by Working Outside the Medical Comfort Zone. Douglas Stockman, MD Clinical Associate Professor Director, Global and Refugee Health Colleen Loo-Gross, MD, MPH PGY-2 Dept. Family Medicine, U. of Rochester. Activity Disclaimer.
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Douglas Stockman, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Global and Refugee Health
Colleen Loo-Gross, MD, MPH
Dept. Family Medicine, U. of Rochester
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Maria Lopez is a 48 year old married woman with four children. Like most residents of Guanacaste, she is very poor and must survive on less than $2/day. We gave her a micro-loan to purchase materials to make tamales for sale at local gatherings. She reports back that she sells about 130 tamales per week and she can make a profit of up to $14/week. Through this increase in family income she has purchased chickens for eggs for the family to eat and has saved over $70 which represents the family's total savings for future needs.